I doubt it was intentional. Likely just careless teenagers.
The above can be re-rooted; what is left in the ground may or may not survive to produce an offset or two. Oh, well. I was so looking forward to those gorgeous golden flowers.
Was given(!) an Eremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold' by this month's speaker at the local garden club meeting. I planted it up on the dry, dry, dry slope--it is so dry up there I removed the variegated Agave salmiana that was dying for lack of water and replaced it with the Eremophila. The Agave got a soak, got its mealy infestation properly sprayed into oblivion, and got a new relatively more moist place to live.
This particular species Eremophila is from an area of Western Australia that averages about 15" of rain per year, about like here. Yellow flowers during the rainy season that, yes, of course, attracts hummingbirds.
Potted up the Alternathera (A. dentata 'Purple Knight'?) plant that had been rooting in a plastic bag for the past month. A garden buddy gave me a cutting. The foliage would be darker, but it did its rooting on the dining room table, where the light is not intense.
Moved the Lemonade Berry, Rhus integrifoila that I planted some time back. R. integrifolia is native to this very area--you can spot them here and there, and there was one growing in our back gully that had to be removed when we added terracing.
In its new place. Will it survive?
After purchase from a nearby native plant nursery and being immediately planted, it sat in the ground doing absolutely nothing for two years. Not even a single leaf. Not one millimeter of new growth. This past (finally rainy) winter it suddenly grew 3'+ (1 meter) within about a month. I decided to move it where, if it should survive, it will have much more space to grow. The root system dug up proved pathetic. Perhaps it was sitting in the pot at the nursery too long. Excellent bird habitat shrub and dense screen eventually; I hope it survives.
I was surprised to see one of the "Moby" bulbils, kindly given to me by the creator of the fine Digging garden blog, has crested.
Still waiting for a Protea 'Mini King' flower to open. It's taking a long time.
Leucophyllum 'Thunder Cloud' decided to produce a scattered few flowers...
...while at the same time a neighbor's big-box purchased L. frutescens was covered with color.
What a kick. It's taking some time to get my gardening mojo back after weeks of indoor work.
While I enjoyed the neighbors prolific Leucophyllum flowers, hawks soared above.
What a kick.