Just finished taking a walk and enjoying the sunshine...noticed that the native flowers are starting to green up. One that I planted last year must have sown it's seeds--many new plants are starting to pop up. That is my kind of flower.
Salvia can handle the deer dear...mostly. I think I would be smart and just forget about the lilies that I use to have and concentrate on salvias. They come in many colors and can handle the hot dry climate that Texas has....ok I have talked myself into Salvias. http://npsot.org/wp/story/2010/1428/