As I was showing my neighbors around the gardens, I noticed a Morning Glory peaking out, in the back! What a surprise. Not long after, I visited the front plant and confirmed the deer ARE eating my flower buds. There are some starting toward the very top and I don't think the deer can reach them.
Time to take evasive deer action! Action taken against the hibiscus bugs was very successful... (too bad I can't regrow those leaves).
And here's the first Mum of the season! This plant and several others were from a box-store, purchased several falls ago. They still faithfully bloom. This color's hard to capture; it's a gorgeous maroon color.