Earth Day is coming up April 22nd, so I wanted to do a project that reuses something I already have. Since my old toad house rejoined the earth last year when it fell apart, I thought I’d make a new one.
I had an old clay pot that’s seen better days sitting out in my herb garden, I thought I’d re-purpose it for this year as my new toad house. The pot was perfect, it had a large triangle broken out of the top rim which will be the perfect toad entrance when I turn the pot over.
The pot had a few other cracks, but I sealed them up and painted the pot. You wouldn’t even have to paint the pot if you didn’t want to, but I thought it might be fun to paint the toad house and add a little interest to my garden.
So I wiped it down with a damp cloth, and gave the toad house a fresh coat of paint. I also painted on some spring flowers, and a welcome message for the toads (just in case they can read). I kept it simple since I’m not a fabulous painter.
Then we found a nice shady spot in the garden, tucked between a couple Boxwood bushes to give the toad house a permanent spot. Now we’ll have to wait and see if any toads take us up on the offer this summer.