We moved two sapling olive trees from Houston over to the Rock Castle and planted them in the terrace facing Skyline. Now, to keep the deer away. Any ideas?
It is mountain laurel blossoming time.
Comal county, Texas Zip 78133 has more than its share of hungry deer eager to share the bounty of foliage in our yard. The deer of course are fun to watch, but not when they are munching on landscape plantings. So what do we do? We’ll try to plant Texas sage (Cenizo), Texas mountain-laurel (Sophora secundaflora), Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes Lucida), Mexican oregano (Polomintha longiflora), Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), Salvia (Salvia spp?), Turk’s cap (Malvavicsus drummondii). Here is a link to a list of deer-resistant plants to our source information to might consider.
Last several days have been hot, steamy, and rainy. Finally a cool front moved in this morning. I went out for a short walk. Pleasant and no mosquitos. Shot some wild flowers.
We occasionally see hummingbirds at the feeder of our Rock Castle Dala Hus and there are birding sites in the area. The Kreutzberg Canyon Nature Area at Boerne has three observation blinds and sixteen unique wildlife habitats.
Check out Fischer Park Nature Education Center, New Braunfels; Best 18 Nature Centers in Canyon Lake and Step Outside. There are many other opportunities in the area – just search for Canyon Lake Birding.
Curry Nature Walk
Canyon Lake Swimming Beaches