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How To Encourage Toads To Stay in your Garden

By mcash70
February 4, 2012

Build a toad house to encourage toads to stay in your garden, I used a clay pot saucer and a couple of rocks and located it in a cool shady area.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 3, 2012 7:33 PM CST
I agree, it's great to encourage toads and frogs to live in your garden. They are just as important as attracting birds to the garden ... they eat lots of insects that might otherwise eat your plants!
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mcash70
Feb 3, 2012 8:49 PM CST
Lin, I love to see toads in the garden, they are so great because they eat the bugs that come out at night to eat your plants. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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ssgardener
Feb 3, 2012 9:08 PM CST
How do I get toads and frogs in the first place? I'd love to have them!
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mcash70
Feb 3, 2012 9:29 PM CST
My neighbor had some, and my sister had a bunch so I asked sis to capture one for me and she did, I brought it home and it stayed in my garden all summer. Big Grin You may not always see them, but if you have them, they leave their calling card, if you know what I mean. Whistling Hilarious!
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2012 1:53 AM CST
Just got to love those toads...
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Maridell
Feb 4, 2012 9:23 AM CST
This is something I can find a place for, cool idea! Pun was not intended but there it is Hilarious!
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mcash70
Feb 4, 2012 10:21 AM CST
Nice shots of the toads Jmorth.
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quietyard
Feb 4, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Good idea, Margaret. Green Grin! We used to have lots of toads years ago but they have disappeared along with the rain, mostly. Crying
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Marilyn
Feb 4, 2012 4:10 PM CST
mcash70 said:Nice shots of the toads Jmorth.


I agree Thumbs up

Toads are always a welcomed site to me in my garden! Lovey dubby Green Grin! Thumbs up

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 4, 2012 5:10 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your comments. I tip my hat to you. It's so nice to see so many people like and appreciate toads Lovey dubby

Linda sorry you don't have the toads anymore. Sad
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tabby
Feb 4, 2012 5:23 PM CST
I don't know if the toads will use it, but I made a little toad house out of leftover hypertufa this year:

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We have toads all over the place here. They often dig holes under my plants to hide and keep cool in the daytime.
Here's one of the toads:


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Name: tabby
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tabby
Feb 4, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Jmorth, I'm fairly certain that your first picture is of a leopard frog. They're sometimes tan like that. The other two are definitely toads.

I have a LOT leopard frogs in my water gardens.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 4, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Tabby I love your toad house, so cute. Lovey dubby Nice toad photo too!! Smiling
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2012 5:35 PM CST
Thanks for the clarification.
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crittergarden
Feb 9, 2012 11:01 AM CST
Thanks for the idea about the saucer underneath.
I have had overturned, partial, clay pots out there since 2004 and had nary a toad come to stay....
THIS season, I shall try a saucer underneath!
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 9, 2012 11:33 AM CST
Your welcome crittergarden, I tip my hat to you. I hope the saucer is more inviting. Big Grin

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