Why is a floral “frog” called a “frog”?
Most of us who work with flowers today use a floral foam soaked in water to help hold flowers upright and in place. The foam replaced an earlier tool called a “frog” which is a weighted object (metal or glass, usually) with upright spikes or holes or sometimes a pattern of cris-crossed wire that holds flowers in position. The “frog” sits at the bottom of the floral dish or vase in a pool of water….just like the amphibians for which it is named.(at least that one theory. )