Daylilies forum: Tree Frogs in Daylilies

Views: 332, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Cookies4kids
Aug 14, 2015 3:52 PM CST
We all see a lot of tree frogs residing in our daylilies. My grandson asked why they do that and I really didn't have a good answer for him. Does anyone in this great site know the answer to this??
Happiness is doing for those who cannot do for themselves.
Name: emily
East Tn (Zone 6b)
Daylilies
Image
Redhorseeg
Aug 14, 2015 5:43 PM CST
I can answer that for you! I used to work for the wildlife service here in TN. All of the bugs that pollinate the daylilies- bees, moths, butterflies, etc attract the frogs and they end up using the flower as a good shelter/ hunting hole!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Aug 14, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Cookies4kids
Aug 14, 2015 6:12 PM CST
Thanks Emily!!
Happiness is doing for those who cannot do for themselves.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Image
beckygardener
Aug 14, 2015 8:00 PM CST
That makes perfect sense!!! Thanks, Emily!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden

Hummingbirder Daylilies Moon Gardener Hybridizer Cat Lover Bee Lover
Peonies
Image
TomThumb
Aug 18, 2015 1:26 AM CST
I think it's also because the plants help retain moisture when it's hot out, frogs gotta stay wet. Thumbs up
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Image
beckygardener
Aug 18, 2015 5:23 AM CST
TomThumb - Welcome! to the Daylily Forum! And yes! I do believe that might be the biggest reason they hide in flowers and other places! Tree Frog DO have to keep a level of moisture in their bodies or they dry up and die. Thanks for pointing that out! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hummingbirder Lilies Region: Indiana Dog Lover Echinacea
Butterflies Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Claudia
Aug 18, 2015 9:54 AM CST
I keep hoping to find one in a daylily here.
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
Image
bluegrassmom
Aug 19, 2015 3:59 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! To ATPs and the Daylily forum. I had never thought about the dampness but that makes perfect sense.
Name: Karen
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Region: Minnesota Garden Art Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Cookies4kids
Aug 19, 2015 5:43 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Tom and thanks for the info.
Happiness is doing for those who cannot do for themselves.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hair-raising"