Froggie In The Rhodo Garden

missmary(6b)July 19, 2011

I've been posting a lot lately - here and at the roses forum. This is our first year in our new house/garden. I am doing a lot of renovating outside. I just planted a garden area with rhododendrons and azaelas --- over on the other side of this area some hydrangeas. (I know not to kill my rhodos by adding aluminum-something to the hydrangea soil).

Am discovering my yard has frogs. I've seen big ones --- like the size of a baseball when they are just sitting there. When I go out and water my rhodos, I hear a frog croaking from under one of the plants. Is he going to be a problem to my plants?

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Not a problem for plants - frogs are carnivores. They eat other animals, typically many types of bugs and worms.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 12:01PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Consider it a blessing!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 1:10PM
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mjsee(Zone 7b, NC)

Frogs (and toads) are awesome. Enjoy your amphibious friends!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 1:45PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Unless there is a pond very near by, they are likely toads. Agree with the above posts, they are good to have in your garden.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 2:25PM
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karinl(BC Z8)

Unless they are the invasive species of bullfrogs that I seem to recall the Victoria, BC area was plagued with!


    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 5:17PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Frogs are a sign of a healthy ecosystem! Congrats!!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 1:19PM
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