I adore gardenias....look at how gorgeous...and the blooms smell HEAVENLY.
We plant gardenias every where we go. These were slow to take off because the year we planted them was REALLY wet. Gardenias don't like to be wet but with so much rain, that is hard to avoid.
They are now thriving....and blooming all the time.
I've started to worry about them because the last couple of weeks have been really rainy.
Which is why I'm sure we had an unusual dinner guest in our back yard.
We wouldn't have noticed him except Suki was going bonkers attacking the window and making funny sounds.
Kaela (AKA Curly Girl) investigated and saw this guy through the window....I was thrilled so I ran outside to get a good picture of him.
He is a gorgeous black racer. They aren't poisonous...eat mainly rodents and lizards and frogs.
This guy was about 2 and a half feet long.
He wasn't concerned with me at all. He was focused on our window. This particular window is a major lizard magnet...don't know why.
Unfortunately, not long after taking this photo, he left the yard through a knot hole in the fence.
I feel pretty certain he will be back though as we have a water source and plenty of lizards and toads.
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