Friday, July 22, 2005
Here are a couple of baby graceful tree frogs resting on a vine near the top of our pergola.It never ceases to amaze us where these dainty little frogs turn up . They are quite placid, you can brush past them working in the garden and they hardly move. The vine is petrea volobulos (sandpaper vine) it's a vigorous climber with beautiful racemes of mauve flowers in the spring
Fritz's favourite spot is the handrail on the ramp which leads up to our house. In the warmer months he climbs out of his pot mid evening and on the occasional early morning we spot his backside making the final squeeze back into his hole. Green tree frogs are a delightful companion in any garden. Just create the right enviroment, a pond or water feature with lots of native plants, ferns and grasses. In our garden we have two water features and five ponds of various sizes. I hope to post photos of them later.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Hello, this is Fritz, he lives in Frog Garden... Fritz (or maybe it's Fritzina) arrived in our garden last summer. Obviously attracted by our number of ponds and water features, we found fritz on a hot summers day cooling off in a cardboard box in our car port.After a couple of nights scouting around he made his home in the self watering pot (pictured) during the warmer months he popped out nightly to find his dinner. Fritz is currently hibernating, we are hoping that he or she might find a spouse in the garden this springtime.