Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pleasant Surprises in my Garden!

 I went out this morning to start weeding my vegetable garden--getting ready to plant  --hopefully this weekend.  The rule of thumb around here is to wait til Memorial day weekend, otherwise we might still have a frost!  So, the photo above is what it looked like!  A few facts--it is a 20ft. round raised bed with a stone wall around it.
 Well, I'm trying to straighten the wall  and out from between a few of the stones pops a little toad!  I watched it for awhile  ( and so did the dog!) & then it hopped off into the woods.
Then I walked down to look at the raspberries & spotted these wild strawberries at the base of some of the canes!  Will keep an eye on them--love fresh strawberries!
And I got about 1/2 of the garden cleaned out--more tomorrow!

8 comments:

Kimberly Gauthier said...

I hear our frogs but never see them. They quiet up when I get close and they're so tiny that I can't spot them.

Cool find!

Life's a Beach! said...

Too funny! It actually looks like a lawn ornament. It's huge!

JIM said...

Saw a turtle in our garden lots of turtle here and a few frogs that climb wall of house and sit there



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jackie said...

Wild strawberries, mmm good!

Ann said...

Kim, we have lots of peepers that we never see, but sometimes the frogs show themselves!
Becky, Jim & Jackie--thanks for commenting!

Sue said...

I love toads, so cool you have some in the garden

Linda said...

Will wild strawberries produce? There are some volunteers in my garden area this year, and I didn't know if I should pull them or not (didn't)

Linda

Ann said...

Linda, we shall see...