Friday, May 1, 2009
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.