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helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 2, 2012
5:26 AM

Post #9189580

Does anyone have an name for this little frog I found in my water garden this morning? He is about 21/2 inches long. They don't show well but he has scattered small orange spots on his back.
Thanks,
Helen

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9190854

He/She is a tree frog. Here is a link to all the frogs common in the state of GA. if you want to match the exact species. He is cute!

http://wwknapp.home.mindspring.com/GAFrog.Toad.html
helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 3, 2012
3:33 AM

Post #9190857

Thanks BeaHive. Great site.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2012
3:36 AM

Post #9190858

Your welcome. Love frogs! Mine is starting very early this morning. Can't sleep..want to go outside but the sun is not up yet. Have a great day!

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 3, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9190872

I love frogs too. I had two in my yard/pond this spring. Both croaked their hearts out this past spring but they were different species because of their different songs. They must have each been lonely without another of their own kind.
Here is a picture of a past visitor.
How you have a good day.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2012
4:09 AM

Post #9190879

Yeah I am missing the bull frogs That I had at my last house. I only have the little tree frogs here. But they did provide a lot of musical entertainment during their mating season. I am hoping some native OR frogs will find my pond soon.
DebinSC
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9192496

Helen, just to follow up, your visitor (top photo) is the Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea). Sounds like a tiny dog barking. :)
Very loud!
helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 4, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9193353

Thats exactly what it sounded like, a loud tiny dog!
The other was a more regular croak. Very different.
I only caught glimpses of either frog because I have tons of vegetation in my pond.
Helen
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 5, 2012
4:07 PM

Post #9194420

Helen,
Your pond looks loaded with water lettuce. I have a few little pieces I'm hoping will multiply. Will it grow in water thats always moving. I have waterfalls in both ponds plus a fountain in larger one. If it won't grow moving maybe I can corrale it into a pot to make it stationary.
Bonnie
helenchild
Decatur, GA

July 6, 2012
3:45 AM

Post #9194948

Bonnie,
I have always had floating plants in my pond/water garden. I get a few as soon as I can find it for sale in the spring and end up putting tons (not literally) into the compost. My koi will munch it to pieces so I have one of those things that protects water plants. Its a floating ring with the net.
I have this one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163 5178 16852&pcatid=16852
Here is another: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163 5178 16850&pcatid=16850

Eventually the plants fill the ring and sort of overflow into the plant. Predictably the fish shred a lot of it until even they can't keep up. I suppose the reason I get a lot is because of the fish waste that feed the plants.

The water in my pond has movement but not much of a current, so to speak. With the water moving the plants drift around until they clump up. The only problem is if they drift under the waterfall.. they don't do well there.
I suspect your plants will do well if they get some sun everyday.
Helen
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9200388

Helen,
I forgot about them. I will make some from PVC and sew netting around. I have my industrial machines from my drapery bus. Great idea and thanks for the reminder about them.
Bonnie

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