Friday, May 1, 2009

Frog House

We recycle broken pots for many uses around these parts. Terracotta pots go into the bottom of potted plants to help them drain. Pretty ones turn into pieces in our stepping stones. But almost full ones with a break or crack on one side turn into FROG HOUSES! Very exciting.

We just put this one up. You just dig into the dirt- preferably in the garden somewhere, bury the pot a little more than half way in and you have yourself a frog house. It provides shade and moisture for the frogs. We planted some extra basil around it- since hey, we love basil maybe frogs love basil too. We put the rock in front to discourage our dog from digging it up. Why would you want frogs living in your garden? They eat up the bugs.

The frogs also seem to like hanging out in the cement blocks we put under the rain barrels. But they meet up there and move on. The cement blocks are only the Peach Pit of the frog world. I think they prefer the more underground feeling our frog mansion provides.


  1. AnonymousMay 1, 2009 at 7:41 AM

    I'm learning so much from you! I'm going to try it today.


  2. BlossomMay 1, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    Neat! I love those jumping friends but sometimes they startle me when they suddenly jump out of nowhere. Hi hi hi ...

  3. Hocking Hills GardenerMay 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Well I wish I would have thought of that :-) What a great idea for a toad abode.

  4. SuzanneMay 1, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Ha! My son found a toad living near our rain barrels this morning. We haven't seen any in our toad houses. They don't know what they're missing.

  5. Randy EmmittMay 2, 2009 at 7:57 PM

    OK, just so you know a toad would live in that broken pot not any frogs I know of. Toads hop around the garden and eat bugs at lights and such. Toads are only found in water during breeding season too. Frogs on the other hand leap, they do not hop and stay at the edge of water for the most part. Right now we have an American toad under a light on the porch and a Gray Treefrog clinging to the glass on the back door.

  6. JosieMay 2, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    oh yeah. i meant toads.

  7. TamaraMay 5, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    LMAO the Peach Pit - Josie, you are a nut!

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