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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Nov 17, 2020 6:01 PM CST
This Is My Home!

This was an ordinary seedling daylily which looked promising back in 2008. I was surprised to find this tiny frog had already staked a claim.

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Nov 17, 2020 6:09 PM CST
What a lovely banner, with a nice combination of the sweet, green frog and the pretty pink daylily. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 17, 2020 7:05 PM CST
Great banner Leon!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 17, 2020 7:16 PM CST
WOW!! Exceptional image & banner, Leon. Thumbs up
He does look right at home. Smiling
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joannakat
Nov 17, 2020 8:24 PM CST
He's a cutie! Thumbs up
AKA Joey.
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 17, 2020 8:53 PM CST
Leon,

I agree what everyone else said. Thumbs up
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Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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mmolyson
Nov 17, 2020 8:56 PM CST
So charming!
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Nov 17, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Love that fun green surprise staking its claim to the bloom of its choice. Hurray!

I'm not sure why others are convinced it's a he. Shrug!

Great banner.
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Fleur569
Nov 17, 2020 9:01 PM CST
What a cute little rascal, made cuter by the soft pink surroundings. Decor of the homestead is very important you know.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Nov 17, 2020 9:05 PM CST
arctangent said:

I'm not sure why others are convinced it's a he. Shrug!

Great banner.


I'd guess that it is ingrained in our culture. The prince kissed a sleeping beauty; the princess kissed a frog - who then became a prince. Ergo, frogs are culturally seen as male at first glance. That's my theory Hilarious! . Leon can tell us what he thought since he saw it up close and personal.
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joannakat
Nov 17, 2020 9:29 PM CST
needrain said:I'd guess that it is ingrained in our culture. The prince kissed a sleeping beauty; the princess kissed a frog - who then became a prince. Ergo, frogs are culturally seen as male at first glance. That's my theory Hilarious! . Leon can tell us what he thought since he saw it up close and personal.


Well said. Plus, it's green and bumpy with bulging eyes, and is hiding while I do the dishes. 'nuf said.

AKA Joey.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Nov 17, 2020 10:12 PM CST
joannakat said:

Well said. Plus, it's green and bumpy with bulging eyes, and is hiding while I do the dishes. 'nuf said.



Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 18, 2020 2:12 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Leon, Great banner! Smiling
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pod
Nov 18, 2020 5:41 AM CST
I agree great banner and fun conversation it inspired. Hurray!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 18, 2020 7:28 AM CST
Leon, I was going to ask you if you could post the original image, but
found you had and more in your original post. nodding (ribbit, ribbit)
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TBGDN said:Thanks everyone for the thumbs & acorns! You are all so very generous! Thumbs up I bet this little frog never dreamed it would become an attraction on ATP. In summer I run into these little guys almost on a daily basis, but somehow this one impressed me in its little "nest" atop a daylily. Here is another view of it and the daylily. The last one is a different frog. I am amazed how small they are.

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Nov 18, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Thanks everyone for your inspiring words & comments. And thanks Cal for posting the above pictures. Waking up each morning here in summer is never boring; there is always something new and interesting. Our focus in our "senior" years has been to grow trees and plants which attract a variety of birds, insects and other pollinators. We had not counted on tree frogs, however they add a lot of interest. Here are a couple more examples.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 18, 2020 10:59 AM CST
Thanks for those beautiful extra images, Leon. Smiling
The butterfly (Black Eastern Swallowtail?) is especially
pretty against the pink blooms. Thumbs up
Learn &/or create something every day.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Nov 18, 2020 4:15 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the comments, thumbs and acorns. But most of all thanks for just being you! You are the inspiration of this (and all) forums. Most of all "you" are the "U"in unique! You are You-nique.

@Arctangent Acorn @Calif_Sue Acorn @crawgarden @dirtdorphins @EscondidoCal Acorn @Fleur569 Acorn @greene @joannakat @KFredenburg @krobra @lovemyhouse @Lucius93 @Marilyn Acorn @needrain @pardalinum @plantmanager @pod @poisondartfrog @SoCalGardenNut @TexasPlumeria87 @touchofsky @tveguy3 Acorn @wildflowers
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Nov 18, 2020 8:45 PM CST
@TBGDN Leon,

Were those baby birds; robins?
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
Nov 19, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Marilyn said:@TBGDN Leon,
Were those baby birds; robins?

Marilyn, No they are some of the tiny garden visitors known as "Chipping Sparrows".
They love it here in summer
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/...

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