Entering Summer - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

And now... a frog

Just a little fellow... awfully cute!
(You sure get detail when you click on this photo!)
And he didn't seem to mind that I was getting too close.

10 comments:

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a little cutie :). Did you get to WI today? We did but I have never seen it so busy! People, people everywhere. We did get some apples and cheese curds, I am smelling an apple crips as I write this.

Dellits said...

I LOVE frogs! what a cutie!

Shady Gardener said...

Iowa gardening woman,
We are still in Wisconsin! We are having such fun. We return Tuesday. I'll be posting about it soon.

dellits,
I knew that you love frogs.(me,too!) ;-)

Bob said...

What a wonderful shot. Frogs in your garden are always a good indication that you have a healthy yard.
Thanks for post this picture. It made me smile :)

Shady Gardener said...

Bob,
I did NOT know that frogs are an indicator of the health of my yard. How about toads??? ;-)

Bob said...

Generally any amphibian in the garden is good. Frogs, salamanders, even toads (especially if the live in the garden and are not transients) are great indicators. The reason is that they are very sensitive to chemicals in the yard.The healthier the garden the more likely that your garden is in balance and that you green garden.

In answer to your post on my blog, We are very lucky in this area, because even though we get a little snow and temps in the teens, pansy and Orn cabbage/Kale winter over and bloom during our coldest months.
I have not tried fritallaria ,I have friends that have many different types though. They do great here. The real trick with them is to plant them at a slight angle. The tops of the bulbs have an indentation to them. They can fill with water and rot. If you angle them some (maybe 45 degrees) it helps prevent this. They are very hardy, and can be expensive especially crown imperials. Hope this helps, All the best, BOB

Shady Gardener said...

It seems like common sense about the amphibians, doesn't it? And thank you, too, for all the information you provided about fritallaria bulbs!

Wicked Gardener said...

This may be the best name for a garden blog I've seen!!

Catherine said...

He is awfully cute!! This is my first visit, and I enjoyed it..I just love the title of your blog..
Exactly how it seems sometimes..:)
Nice getting to know you through your blog.
Cat

Shady Gardener said...

wicked and catherine,
I'm glad you visited! I actually included posts of a couple of my neighbor's flowers this summer. That was fun. (and their yards are pretty nice!)

Now I'll visit you! :-)