Sunday, April 04, 2010

Blooms, Reptiles and Bees

My wisteria is finally starting to bloom. It's the later-blooming type, which is meant to be less invasive--and thank goodness for that because it is almost to the top of a seventy foot pine tree.



I can't decide what the plant below is. I thought it was an oakleaf hydrangea I'd planted early last year. It was one of those plants that the big box stores sell in a bag, and it never came up. Now I'm thinking that I may have taken a cutting from my Turk's cap hibiscus and rooted it there. I suppose I'll know more in a few weeks.


This anole posed for me on the railing of my porch. Every now and again he would stop and catch an insect. Anyone who catches insects is welcome on my porch.


These lizards have a look of ancient intelligence. 

The carpenter bees are busy looking for places to nest.

9 comments:

Floridagirl said...

Well, Deborah, we seem to have been visited by the same creature! I love anoles, and there does seem to be intelligence in those eyes.

Ami said...

Your wisteria is so beautiful! Do you have it climbing on a oak tree? Curious how it looks like in a wide angle picture? Love that anole lizard. I only see those brown lizard in my garden.

Meems said...

Oh my... 70 feet of wisteria in a pine tree! It must be smelling heavenly around there... it is gorgeous. Love the cute anole, too... so glad we have them around to help out with the insects.
Meems

Darla said...

The critters are getting busy around your gardens..

Chandramouli S said...

The Wisteria looks lovely! There seems lots happening out there. Good luck and happy gardening!

Deborah said...

The wisteria is climbing on a pine tree, but it does harass a nearby oak tree and gets trimmed back from that. I do love it, and it is starting to smell nice around our property.

I didn't know there were anoles that were only brown. The ones we have change colors according to their environments (or mood, I guess).

debsgarden said...

Hi Deborah, I hope your poison oak rash is improving! The wisteria is such a gorgeous plant, but it can take over the world. I hope a truly non-invasive cultivar will be developed. BTW, I am very fond of little green lizards.

naseers said...

Great lizard pic! That almost looks like it was taken in a studio!

Sarah Knight said...

Wow, lovely shots : )