Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Each Spring there are certain rituals we like to observe. Just as we remember that Valentine's Day is the best time to prune the roses, make trips to our favorite garden center to see what varieties of tomatoes we want to purchase, and sit with seed catalogs to inspire us for clearing out and preparing flower and herb beds, we love an annual celebration of good bugs! Here, our grand-lady Skye is releasing 2000 ladybugs in the garden. She was happy, and they were hungry! The few aphids that had dared to perch on nearby rosebuds were not around long.
Ladybugs are one of the insects we have in our gardens today that are popular all over the world. In ancient times, ladybugs were considered a sign of good fortune and a bountiful harvest.