Sunday, July 5, 2009

No chemicals in MY garden...

Even though I work at a nursery, and have a million and one things to choose from to kill those pesty aphids, I try to be patient and wait for Mother Nature to send out the superwoman bugs to kill them naturally. My aspens were FULL of aphids later this spring. I kept trying to wash them off with the hose, but they held on. Last week, I noticed a lot of orange/red from my garden...with a very slight buzzing sound as little wings flew...

Never Hurt a Ladybug!

Ladybugs are in my yard
Just look at them devour
Those pesky aphids on the leaves
Of all my pretty flowers!

Never hurt a ladybug
We need them in the garden
Ladybugs help flowers grow
So we must give them pardon!

~Author Unknown~

Did you know that there are 5,000 types of ladybugs worldwide...and 400 types live in North America alone? So, the chances of you having ladybugs in your garden are GOOD!

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