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Monday, October 09, 2017


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Lisa at Greenbow

Of course you have toads to place beside the vase full of toad lilies. The toads look like they could start jumping across your table at any moment. Your collection of toad lilies is an inspiration. I have only 3 varieties. I think Tojen has died in my garden. It was my favorite for awhile. It was so soft and pretty.

Linda Brazill

I had not thought of it, but I think you are correct in describing Tojen as "soft." It has quite a different feel than the others.


The toad lilies are delightful. Fun to see them both in the natural setting and atop that gorgeous dining table.


Who knew that there were so many Tricyrtis varieties? I've just started with two this season and love the foliage. Love your idea to bring them inside where the blooms can be appreciated at close range. Your toad props are awesome!

Eliza Waters

Your collection of toad lilies is exceptional, Linda. You must have perfect conditions for them. I had some once but I think they got shaded out. That can easily happen in my garden! Love your props. :)

Rebecca R.

Love the toads with the toad lilies!


I was really intrigued by all these toad lilies, Linda - I am not sure which variety it is that is available in the UK but it certainly won't be all of these. Lovely to see your toads next to your vase!! ps the link you left on my blog only took me to a Typepad log in page but I will go into Wordpress admin and change it in case other people have the same problem

Loree / danger garden

Love the toads and the toad lilies! And congrats on the late frost, anytime you can extend the growing season it's a good thing in my book.


That is very early for frost, I hope we'll get another month or so before it strikes here. It's so sad when everything is cut down. Your lilies are blooming beautifully and your little toads are great fun.

Amelia Grant

Warm in Wisconsin? Amazing. I grew Toad Lilies in Atlanta and they were a favorite, so I enjoyed yours and the toads. Garden looks lovely, I would love to see it.


I love your toad lilies but I really, really love your dry stack wall. Maybe I should go with the evergreen look.


Really interesting post; a plant I'm not at all familiar with--most of them need winter chill?

They are lovely, and you made a beautiful arrangement, even better on that table, what gorgeous wood!

Linda Brazill

When we started the garden in the 1990s, all the neighbors were curious and came over to see what we were doing. Then they started offering us materials like bricks, a Pagoda dogwood tree etc. The neighbor across the street owned a limestone quarry and let my husband take enough stone to build that wall. He just had to drive out to the quarry and only take pieces from a particular spot. No problem! The bricks in the circle in front of the wall are the ones from the neighbor down the street. Lots of lovely memories as they have all moved away.

Linda Brazill

Interesting point about the possibility of Tricyrtis needing a winter chill. I'm so used to paying attention to what plants can survive in zone 4/5 that I rarely think about things like Tulips that need winter to flourish. I am sorry I don't know for sure if that is the case with the toad lilies. You can't see all the knicks and dings in the table (patina!) in the photo. We bought it many years ago when we were in a dinner group and did not have anything that would seat 8 people when it was our turn to host!

Kris P

I admire toad lilies so much that, even being well outside their stated range, I tried planting them in my former, shady garden. As might be expected, they weren't happy and soon made their exit. I'm pleased to be able to enjoy yours, if only virtually. The toad figures perfect the vignette.

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