As an end of the year gift one year, my students gave me a gift certificate from Headrick’s Nursery to purchase a tree. This is the second year the tree has been planted, but part of my Mother’s Day gift was to make a flower/herb ring at the base. We used reclaimed bricks from a building that was torn down in Mullinville and some of my new compost. I transplanted a plant from another location in my yard.
Unfortunately, right after it was planted, Blondie (the Wonder Dog) decided to take a walk and take in the new aromas from my exquisite compost.
We also filled the new vegetable bed with the new compost. I can hardly wait to start planting.
The other day while I was in the backyard, I had the bejeebers scared out of me by my first little toad of the season. I am not afraid of toads, but there was unexpected movement as I was walking down our “half-built” walkway and it not only startled me, but I was afraid I was about to step on it. Of course by now you know that I wanted to share a photo, but the little darling had disappeared by the time I returned with my camera.
Tonight, as the storms were about to arrive, DH and I were out covering my new plantings and the baby came back out…along with three other friends. They have all been hanging out in my rock pile. Who knew that I had inadvertently created a frog/toad habitat by stacking my stones? As soon as this weather clears out, I will have to make them an acceptable abode post haste. I am certain I have some broken pots that can be placed deeply into my herb garden for a cool, shady spot.