Frog pond

09152018 pond
September 15, 2018. Carpet pond. It was surrounded by boundless elderberries, and the shade they provided allowed frogs to breed all summer. We had tadpoles up through October!
10152018 frog
October 1, 2018. American bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus. I counted, at any given time, an average of 8 frogs sunning on the stones.

Swamp Sunflower

10032018 swamp sunflower
October 3, 2018

Some points for consideration:

  • Even though I cut these back in mid-July to promote bushier growth, they still grew tall enough to flop over into the path;
  • The flowers died back in November, but, following the advice of a fellow blogger, I opted to be a messy gardener and leave them for the birds and other garden companions.