CLOSED: It's time for the froggie swap reveal!

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Many people don’t know the difference between frogs and toads. They are quite different animals, although they belong to the same animal group.


Need to live near water
Have smooth, moist skin that makes them look “slimy”.
Have a narrow body
Have higher, rounder, bulgier eyes
Have longer hind legs
Take long high jumps
Have many predators

Do not need to live near water to survive
Have rough, dry, bumpy skin
Have a wider body
Have lower, football shaped eyes
Have shorter, less powerful hind legs
Will run or take small hops rather than jump
Do not have many predators. Toad’s skin lets out a bitter taste and smell that burns the eyes and nostrils of its predators, much like a skunk does.

And neither frogs nor toads will give you warts! That is just a myth.

This swap is closed to any new joiners, as name have been drawn, but anyone is free to watch the froggies, as they jump from their boxes!

This swap is for garden frogs... Please specify if you would like them for indoor, or outdoor, real or whimsical.
Let's try to keep the cost to about $20.00, plus postage. Please make sure you get a delivery confirmation number, so we can keep track of the boxes.
I will take names till 7 April, and mail out date will be 21 April.

Let's start hopping!!!!

1. monkeymomr - robyn ... outdoor frogs and love whisical ones ^_^
2. purpbutfly - Cindy ... I love funny cute, metal frogs most but will be happy with any kind of froggie. ^_^
3. ClanCampbell - Chris ... I love outdoor ones and either real or whimsical. Please hold your boxes till the 21st.
4. Oberon46 - Mary ... Outdoor real or whimsical
5. Mud_Elf - Kris ... Outdoor silly or whimsical Please hold your boxes till May 1st.
6. deejay9 - Susie ... out door funny wierd usefull or play full. ^_^
7. irisluvr0252 - Debbie ... Outdoor ^_^
8. diamond9192002 - Anita ... outdoor whimsical frog ^_^
9. warriorswisdomkathy - Kathy ... outdoor and either, but leaning to whimsy ^_^
10. rouxcrew - Joy ... Outdoor, and either whimsy or real ^_^
11. FruitOfTheVine - Susan ... outdoors whimsical or realistic
12. Cville_Gardener - Carole ... outdoor, please, I guess realistic is my favorite but any kind is just fine. ^_^
13. heavenscape - Jaye ... Any FROG is fine with me
14. jsxtiger - Jax ... Outside frog ^_^
15. Crit - Patti ... Any kind will do. ^_^
16. Ridesredmule - Charlene ... Outdoor frog, any kind ^_^
17. Happgarden - Joyce ... Outdoor frog
19. Robynznest- Robyn ...any kind of frog
20. Bettypauze - Betty ... any kind of frog
21. Sundownr - Bev ... I like outdoor toads, but welcome frogs, too! ^_^
22. Taters55 - Linda ... Any kind of frog

If you have a smiley face by your name, it means you have received your box of froggies!

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(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

LK, Thank you for the frog-toad comparison!!!!

I'm a toad lover since I live in the trees and only have a few frogs in my tiny pond, but plenty of toads in the yard and garden!

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)


(jax) Dundalk, MD(Zone 7a)

gotta name! now.....gotta go find a wheres did i put that..........bucket?

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)


(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

Reee-deeep! The shot is fired, the gate lifted and they are off!!! Hoppyty hoppty hop. Uh, no that is a rabbit. Well, I guess it works for frogs too.
Happy Easter everyone

ps. got my name

Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

Got my name and ready to go fun this will be.
Happy Easter everyone, beautiful day here and working in the yard. Haven't seen any toads or frogs except for the tree frog that overwinters in my solar room on the big giant elephant ears....rofl.

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Got my name, too!

TabacVille, NC(Zone 7a)

Thought I have everything.... but now I have to get some more since I know who's my buddy!!!
Hopppy Happpy Easter Frogluvrs!!

Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK(Zone 7a)

My DGD's were just asking me when they were here over spring break the difference between frogs and toads. I was able to give them a few differeneces, but now I have more to tell them. Thanks!

Happy Easter everyone. Praise to our Lord, he is Risen!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Got my name and got pics of our new land!!

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Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK(Zone 7a)

Looks great Kris!!!!!!!!! errrrrrr Elfie. ^_^

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Beautiful Kris!!!

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

Looks great. Is the pond around all year or will it dry up as summer progresses. Just wondering if it could be potentially a fish pond.

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Elfie, The tree in your first pic is just screaming to be surrounded by a Fairy Garden. Don't ya think?

Toadally happy here with my bud's name, LK!

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Elfie, I agree with Sooz about the fairy tree!

Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

I do have a few frogs in my new garden. Hope you can see them.
I had to put a fence around it to keep my dogs out.

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(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Love that frog!

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

I am loving the mushroom birdbath!!!!!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I love the cutout metal mule hanger/spinner. Like it all, Charleen. Looks like you're having a great deal of fun with your new garden.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Happy Birthday, Sooz/Fruit/Fruity/Susan. And many, many more. ^_^

(Bev) Wytheville, VA(Zone 6a)

Aha! Finally a b-day I'm not late for!

Happy birthday Sooz!!!!!!!

A birthday flower for you hellebores are still cranking!

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Barnesville (Charle, GA(Zone 8b)

Birthday, there's a birthday?? I've not even looked at calender til now.
How great???
Happy birthday to you....

(susie) Hastings, MI(Zone 5a)

oh my a Birthday Girl happy happy day may a special wish come your way .

just wanted to say my froggies are on the way to their new home .
hippity hop to the new garden spot :) guess whoo ????? oh thats a bunny right ???

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Oh, wow, Susie, you've mailed already. ^_^

Well, I have my box all together and ready to finish up except for the fact I'm out of sealing tape. May mail tomorrow or, if not, Wednesday (hopefully). ^_^

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Pittsburg, MO(Zone 6b)

Happy Birthday Fruit Loops. Love ya gal.

(Chris) Des Moines, IA(Zone 5a)

Happy Birthday Fruitness! Love ya, lady :)

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Ya'll are too sweet! Thanks for the flower and well wishes. Love ya all!

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Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

Oh celebrate like there is no tomorrow fruity!
Happy happy birthday

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Happy Birthday Fruity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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San Bernardino, CA(Zone 9a)

Happy birthday Fruit. I love that frog. I am so excited about my buddy. I LOVE SWAPS!!!

TabacVille, NC(Zone 7a)

Happy "Cha Cha Cha!" Susan!

Kiowa, CO(Zone 5b)

Anyone have haps address?

Elfie @ Goodwater,, AL(Zone 7b)

Sorry Kathy I do not,, wish I did....

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

My box was mailed today, so keep an eye on the postman in a few days! It went North! ^_^

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)


Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

Sorry everyone I have just been working nonstop....finally saw daylight for the first time this morning since Monday....gotta love computers.....

Boy we narrowly escaped a FREEZE, not a frost....I was really worried about my peach trees they are loaded with little tiny peaches, let alone all the roses with buds and everything.... hope you all don't get the cold who are down wind of Missouri....Next that is coming they say are flooding rains...I need some rain but we can forget the flood part....

Cathy sent you my addr....

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Frost predicted here last night, but it didn't materialize. It did drop back into the 30s again though and is supposed to be even colder tonight. People are scrambling to cover strawberry crops, fruit trees, tomatoes, tropicals ... etc. So far, so good.

My box is on its way *somewhere* and should be there Saturday. ^_^

Kansas City (Joyce), MO(Zone 5a)

Cville, you were probably like us and really warm for a long extended time and everything has really popped.....we are suppose to be cold again tonight but haven't looked yet to see how worried I will be...rofl...all my strawberries are in bloom big time...didn't think about them.

(Mary) Anchorage, AK(Zone 4b)

We're sitting at a somewhat normal 30F this morning. trace clouds so hoping for more sun to melt more snow. Will shovel more off my beds out front - only 10' horizontally and 5' vertically to shovel. lol

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