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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 7:16 AM CST
Hi, All...
On another thread (somewhere) several folks were admiring RickCorey's avatar pic...tiny frogs sitting on a flower. Beautiful pic!

Imagine my surprise when I was out checking my corn patch yesterday, looking to see if tassels were about to declare. When I pulled a leaf down I was happy to discover someone looking back at me! I immediately thought of ATP, Corey's avatar, and "go get your camera"!

What a cutie pie, eh?
Corey, my frog in NC says howdy to all yours! :>)

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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 7:17 AM CST
This was my first view... then got the close-up shot (first pic)
Shoe

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Jul 20, 2011 7:17 AM CST
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dave
Jul 20, 2011 7:23 AM CST

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Cute!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 7:43 AM CST
I thought so, too. I really like the first picture posted. I wonder if it is some kind of tree frog, I didn't bother to look at its "toes".

Sure is a good sign of safe pest control though, eh?

Shoe (back out to the garden before the heavy heat kicks in)
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dave
Jul 20, 2011 7:45 AM CST

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Horseshoe said:Sure is a good sign of safe pest control though, eh?


I agree

Good looking corn plants, by the way!

Do you fertilize your fields of corn, shoe? Around here it's pretty much impossible to grow any quantity of corn without putting down something like 13-13-13.
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PollyK
Jul 20, 2011 9:42 AM CST

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I loved that pic with all the frogs lined up! Yours is so cute too, Shoe. Surprising in corn!

I'm gonna add one too.


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daylily
Jul 20, 2011 10:36 AM CST
another for the collection.... almost missed this little guy early one morning!
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Jul 20, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Loving these frogs!!!!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 10:54 AM CST
Wow! Great frog pics! Love 'em!

Dave, "Do you fertilize your fields of corn, shoe? Around here it's pretty much impossible to grow any quantity of corn without putting down something like 13-13-13."

Yep. For a long time I only used alfalfa pellets (horse feed) and ground phosphate rock. It did a decent job most years. But I also tend to spray fish emulsion a few times when I remember. At another garden spot I used to do those folks were under my "transitional" program, fancy way to say they preferred to use organically accepted pest control but still liked to use the chemical ferts in the soil (plus organic amendments/plant matter/manure, etc). Out there I'd use 10-20-20 which seemed to do much better than the 10-10-10 they used for years before.

Now, as for "fields of corn", I don't have a big place. I used to put in about 12 rows of corn approx 65 to 125 ft long each (at the garden north of town). This year I wasn't going to plant corn at all (had a tractor accident) but the second week of June I decided why not just do a small patch and put in 3 rows (50 ft or so long) then another 3 rows (same length) in an area of garden I hadn't planted much in. So, that's my corn patch this year. Plenty for us, plenty to share with friends, plus hopefully a few bags to freeze.

Oh yeh, and lots of leaves to share w/the frogs! :>)

Shoe
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plantladylin
Jul 20, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Shoe: Love the frog on the corn leaf! It sure looks like a Tree Frog of some sort to my old eyes ... yep, the best kind of pest control for the garden! I'm thinking it's a gray tree frog but I'm about as good at identifying those critters as I am with plants, LOL. Here's a site for identifying toads and frogs of N.C. http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC/anurans/anurans.html

Polly: Very nice photo of your little friend with the water lily?

Daylily: Pretty, pretty yellow daylily and friend!

Isn't nature amazing!

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Christine
Jul 20, 2011 12:49 PM CST
I love seeing the frogs also, they are so adorable Smiling
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vic
Jul 20, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Cool pic Shoe Thumbs up

Folks, Hank (dh) and I can attest to the sweet and juicy of Shoe's corn. It's so good. Kandy Korn, I think...right Shoe???

He brought us a boatload one year and stayed to help us shuck it all and get it into the freezer! Hurray!

Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Lin, thanks for the link. I think what it might be is a Barking Tree frog, with the spots gone to blend in w/the corn leaf.

(In my family we have the famous "Carolina Barking Spider" but I assure you it doesn't refer to any spider ya'll might know.) :>)

Vic, I'll holler if the Kandy Korn comes in this year and I beat the deer to it! Would make for a nice end of August get-together, eh?

Shoe.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 20, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Amen to that Shoe!

You bring the Korn, I'll fry chicken and make pie Thumbs up
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Jul 20, 2011 2:41 PM CST
*thunk...

♫ I'm in heaven...♫ simply heaven....♫♫

Better sing along with me, Folks. Fried chicken, corn on the cob, pie?

*thunk (I'm light-headed just thinkin' about it...)

Shoe
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 20, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

Well, since Hank got to have fried chicken today, he'll be ready for it again in a month too. You know how it is at our age, we don't get to eat like that very often Whistling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 21, 2011 8:09 AM CST
♬ ♭♫ Singing right along with you Shoe! ♪ ♫ ♪


Yum, Fried Chicken, Corn on the cob ... and how about Strawberry Shortcake ... and Brownies - topped with whipped vanilla ice cream of course! mmm, southern cookin!

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 21, 2011 8:46 AM CST
YUM-OH Lin Thumbs up
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 21, 2011 8:53 AM CST

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Yum o! We don't grow corn in our garden, as we are just surrounded with farms stands. My favorite has always been, and still remains Silver Queen. Even after the intro of all the super sweet ones. A plate of Silver Queen and a plate of ice cold cukes.

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