We are in the yard every day, checking on progress, on growth, on little friends. This little guy was hiding on an oak leaf I was about to remove from my Abelia bush. Both of us were a little surprised.
I was torn between removing the dead twig and getting a picture of this little anole who kept trying to hide from me.
Continuing with the walk through the yard I am happy to find more Blue lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica growing in the low untended part of the yard. This is an area where many of the wildflowers I have shared over the past couple years have been growing. Leaving it wild will ensure that these wildflowers will continue to appear in my garden.
In the tended area of the garden the Blackberry lilies, Belamcanda chinesis, are starting to show their seedpods. It is shown here with Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' from Racquel at Perennial Garden Lover. She shared this Phlox with me before we moved and it has been a shining star in the garden.
The Toadlily, Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge' I bought earlier this summer is happy in its location. It is starting to bloom, I love these crazy blooms. I will be looking for other varieties of Toadlily in future years. Some are more polka dotted than others.
This beauty is growing on the underside of the Fringe Tree, Chionanthus retusus, in my front garden. Crawling under the tree and behind some of the Lantana made it a little hard to get a great photo of this bloom....but I kept at it! Looking at the picture below I see dog hair, it is everywhere! hahaa
Hard not to love this bloom. Can't wait for more blooms to open, it is full of buds right now.
I had one in the back garden the first year we moved here. It was planted on the north side of an oak tree. Unfortunately somebody lives there...there is a hole and no Toadlily. Not sure whose hole it is, but this will not be a place I plant again. In the meanwhile I will enjoy this one.
This is the time of year that some trees are blooming. One that is really making a big show is Goldenrain Tree in Uptown. In front of the old library there are a number of these trees planted. The library has moved and this building is now the Veteran's Center. I love how these trees have last year's seed pods and this year's flowers. You may remember my posting of this tree, Koelreuteria bipinnata
It is easy to see why the common name is Goldenrain Tree.
The bees were having a good time going from flower to flower.
In the early evening light the pink of the seedpods stand out nicely against the bright yellow blooms.
And for all you tree fans out there, Tuesday's Trees will be coming back. I went through many of my photos to gather the tree pictures together. I have a few that I can move forward with some more posts. This coming Tuesday, Persimmon. See you then!
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