The whimsical frog parking area has grown in size this year. I was lucky to receive a lot of frog ornaments from a Freecycle person and they fit into my garden perfectly.
I don’t remember where I saw this saying, but knew it had to be created for the garden.
Of course the frogs all congregate by the run off stream so they can take a quick splash whenever they want to. I just might have to change the name of this garden area from the bridge garden to the frog garden.
It was called the bridge garden in 2014 when the new bridge that was built. You can see where it crosses the run off stream to the very back of the garden. Photo taken looking back into the garden.
Other garden areas:
Other garden areas:
- back tree garden
- bridge garden
- farmyard garden
- fence garden
- front diamond garden
- front shade garden
- Herb’s Place
- honeysuckle garden
- sign post garden
- trellis garden
- windmill garden
We love the real frogs and toads that live in the garden. This year I’ve already seen quite a few toads in different garden areas.
One toad has taken up residence in my old garden boots that I use as planters. It loves to go right down into the toe of the boot. It’s a toe-d home! (thanks to a member of a gardening group I belong to)
Toads are friendly neighbours to have in your garden as they consume 3x their body weight in bugs and insects.
I actually have two toad abodes in the garden but toads don’t choose to live there. They seem to prefer the dark and dampness of the old boots.
These boots are by the front path and each time I go out I say hello to Toady! I hope he stays around for a long time.
Frogs are quick hoppers and slippery critters to catch. We have even had a tree frog who thought the garden umbrella was a tree!
I was really fortunate to capture a photo of a real frog relaxing on the nose of an ornament frog one year. Perfect.
We call this big frog Sir Doogie, named after a really good friend, Doug, who gave it to me.
I hope you encourage toads and frogs to live in your garden. I’m sharing with Saturday’s Critters. These projects will help attract critters.
for the critters