Thursday, February 2, 2012


Before we start, I've had a few questions on how to leave a comment. If you are reading this online on your PC, you should see a comment section following the post. If you are receiving the e-mail version, there is no comment section, but you can send me a comment by e-mail anytime. Or, you can use the link at the bottom of the e-mail to shareourgarden, click thru and then you will be on the online version, where you can leave a comment.

Back to those ladybugs! What is so great about these voracious eaters is that they eat the problem children of your garden: scaly insects, mealybugs, mites and aphids.They also require a pollen source as supplemental food. 
From Left: Coreopsis, Scented Geraniums, Dandelions
The most popular plants ladybugs are attracted to are any type of mustard plant, buckwheat, coriander, red clover, fennel, dill, coreopsis, cosmos, dandelions and scented geraniums.

Many cultures consider ladybugs lucky. In many countries, including Russia, Turkey and Italy, the sight of a ladybug means you get a wish, or a sign that a wish may soon be granted. The following states have chosen the ladybug as their official state insect: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Tennessee.

We were very blessed to have a ladybug invasion and mass birthing a few years ago. Our trees looked like they had tiny red freeways running up and down their trunks.

 Soon they took flight, a beautiful thing to watch as they flew to their new destination in the sun. 

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