I had thought raccoons had damaged my Tropicannas and my Flame Acanthus, but Houston garden blogger Ursula said the culprit was more likely to be the kittens of the stray cat that appeared in our garden a few weeks ago ... I think she was right...
While I didn't get a photo of any of them actually climbing into the pots, they *do* seem to like playing in that corner of the garden and drinking from the large clay saucer I keep filled with water for the birds.
And although the kittens won't come too close to us yet, they are very curious and watch intently as mom trots over to us and rubs against us and lets us pet her.
Wish us luck!
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.