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Specialty Gardening: Media request re glass "frogs"

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Melbourne, FL

January 19, 2010
10:41 PM

Post #7477128

In the way of introduction, I write a general-interest newspaper column for Florida Today, a Gannett newspaper serving the area around Kennedy Space Center.
I recently ran in the column a photo of two matching heavy glass objects submitted by a reader, who asked what they were.
Another reader responded that s/he thought the objects were "frogs" used in flower arranging.
Inasmuch as "frogs" have been widely discussed on this Web site, I asked Dave's Garden to make arrangements for me to show the glass objects and ask for comments. Mostly what I'm interested in is knowing whether they indeed are "frogs" or not.
In order to do that, all I need now is to figure out how to post the image.
Bear with me, would you?
Doug Lang
Help! Columnist
Florida Today (
Melbourne, Fla.

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(Zone 6a)

January 20, 2010
11:20 PM

Post #7480333

They look like they could be frogs , kind of odd looking as most frogs have metal spikes with either a glass or metal base. Maybe the flower stem is supposed be jammed in that little hole? the one looks like it has mesh or netting on big are the holes in the net? Maybe someone else will come along...and help...




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Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2010
5:03 AM

Post #7487533

Hard to tell from that particular photo - do you have any others from a different angle or perspective? Or closer up? On first impression, I am inclined to say that they are not frogs.
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #7488380

I am with soil, they do not look like a floral frog
# 1 very unusual to find square ones
#2 they do not appear deep/ tall enough

(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #7488808

I agree :)
Melbourne, FL

January 23, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #7489221

Thank you all for trying to help.
I wish I had a better close-up photo to share with you, but this is the best available view of the glass "thingees" that measure a shade over one-and-a-half inches square.
When asked to elaborate on her description, my correspondent said the matching pieces were roughly 3/4-inches high and one side was "waffle texture." She described the flip side this way: "The side with the circle is like someone pushed a 1960s metal chair leg with no cap into the molten glass, leaving a roundish 5-8ths-inch domed impression."
Again, many thanks. I appreciate it..

(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #7489247

I have seen glass frogs. Usually they are round with holes in them to place the flowers. The glass ones are collectable.I wish I had one to show.

When I started my "Frogs in a Basket" thread I was praying to see some posted.. but alas and sigh!

(Zone 5a)

January 23, 2010
8:59 PM

Post #7489258

Looking at your photos, they do not look like frogs to me.

The ones I have seen would have had holes that would fit flowers like tulips and daffs. The if I recall collect would have been maybe a half inch deep and would have had enough holes in them for a fieldbunch.

Whatever those are and whatever their purpose, they are unsual that is for sure. The one that looks like toast..hmmm I was trying to picture lily in the valley in it...the holes appear that size, but still the depth is not looking to accurate.

If I recall correctly the holes do go all the way through the glass too. The plants need a way to still get water so if they are not all the way through, the flower would have issues.

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