Generally, the citizens of Snohomish, Washington, recognize the arrival of springtime when the snow has finally melted and the gorgeous flowers start to bloom. However, Allison Lamb gets to know it is springtime in a rather unique way and it is through an adorable group of noisy neighbors. When spring is arriving all the frogs commence to croak as if to inform everyone that the season of growth is here.
Allison is the owner of the Snohomish Lavender Farm. According to her, the frogs that visit her farm are very active and plentiful. “I have some flowers that line my house, and they will climb up walls and they get up in my hanging flower baskets,” she expressed. Allison usually comes across a frog or two hopping around her house. One fine day she came across an incredible sight when she was inspecting her flower garden. She observed a frog resting inside a dahlia flower.
Allison was shocked after witnessing such an incredible event. She had never seen anything like this before. “I was delighted to find a frog sleeping in one of my dahlias,” commented Allison. She grows more than 200 dahlias on her farm and was taken by surprise through how the flowers acted as perfectly sized hotels for the small creatures. Sometimes Allison would encounter over 10 frogs enjoying the shelter that her flowers provided.
In the spring and summer seasons, Allison and her kids would spend most of their mornings looking for pacific tree frogs in the flower garden. They found that seeking the creatures provided them with some much-needed excitement and entertainment.
Allison and her family soon came to realize that the frogs weren’t borrowing the dahlia petals just for fun. They were playing a major part in ensuring that the flower garden was alive and thriving.
Apparently the frogs were feeding on the bad bugs and doing Allison a favor. Allison loves to see the tiny creatures cuddling inside her beautiful flowers with their green faces poking out. She feels sad when they leave at the end of the summertime.
“They stay in the flowers all season until the first frost comes and the flowers die,” said Allison. Even though it is heartbreaking for the human to see the frogs leave, she knows that they will be making an appearance again during the springtime. We hope that her flower hotel will be filled with guests next year.