Walter Knoll Florist

Walter Knoll Florist

Frogs and Toads!

Do you know the difference between frogs and toads?

Above, with dry, bumpy-warty skin, stubby body and short hind legs is a toad.

Below, with smooth, slimy-moist skin, long legs and webbed feet is a frog.

Personally, I’ll stick with the flower arranging frogs – they’re fun to collect and great to use for flower arranging and all sorts of things.

These pin type frogs are great to stack into architectural designs on the mantle – folks are always intrigued and wonder “what are those”!

My personal favorite frog is this next one, I love it can be “shaped” to fit any dish or vase.

I used to have a showcase at the Treasure Isles Antique Mall over on Big Bend, sold tons of frogs and water sprinklers and my dusty collection of McCoy pottery. Fun place to spend a rainy afternoon! Check it out sometime. Perhaps you’ll find the frog you are looking for!

Of course the point of the flower frogs is to hold stems upright in either a low flat dish or vase. These photos (except for the amphibians) are of vintage and used flower frogs, but many varieties are still available new and can be purchased at most flower shops. Buy why arrange your own flowers when you can get such a great selection at Walter Knoll Florist! Here is an arrangement with rocks used like a flower frog to hold the stems upright Tropical Oasis.

Comments

Anonymous
Anonymous August 24, 2007 at 5:53am

Hey Di,
Great to hear from you. I love your blog. Keep up the fun stuff.
Patrice

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