On a less lovely note, this also greeted me yesterday - deer damage in the gardens at Lake Amanda. This one was Hosta 'St. Elmo's Fire'. I thought since the neighbors collectively shot 11 of them last fall and the woods are lush this year with all of the rain, that the deer damage would be much less. I guess I was wrong. I have been spreading milorganite around which has helped somewhat for some people and seems to keep rabbits at bay, but no so much the deer, even though some people have reported it does. Guess our deer didn't hear about it. I will be spraying Liquid Fence this morning and starting to lace monofilament fishing line through the beds to keep them out. I used the fishing line around the ponds last year and it worked pretty well. They don't see it but run into it and so back off.
Wish me luck.
Hosta 'Fort Knox', with lovely gold leaves, also became salad. They will recover and not have problems, but it sure makes the garden look a mess right now.