Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What's Blooming Wednesday and Reptilian Smiles

We're lucky here in the city, in that we don't really have snakes
but we do have lots of Western Lizards that live here in the garden.
This little fellow was on the wall, supervising me cleaning out the spa.

This is a Confederate Rose, which is actually a variety of Hibiscus.
It's blossoms are often a good 5 inches across, and although short lived
they are a wonderful suprise overhanging the pond.

This time of year we also have a few of these jumbo Japanese Beetles zooming around.
This green guy was taking in the fragrance of the Sweet Pea Bush.

The Bower Vine, or Humming Bird Vine creeps it's way up the pine tree and

                                                 blooms most of the Spring and Summer.
                   This plant was a gift, mailed to us by my Grandma Tinnon, back in the early 80's.
            It's amazing to look back and realize that what was once a dormant little twig of a thing, in a
                  4" pot, has grown to elegant proportions, generously yielding abundant orange blossoms
  and remembrances of her, from year to year.

1 comment:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the little reptile. I would love to see those around here but we'd need to knit them little hats for the winter :0)