Lady Bugs

We recently spent a magical evening dispersing lady bugs across our yard. The kids were in heaven, and our plants benefited from the pest-eating bugs. I didn't think that we would enjoy this more than last year's butterflies, but it was so simple and so much fun that I am tempted to pick up another set of ladybugs for one more amazing evening. Even if I don't I know the fun hasn't ended - now when we spot a lady bug in the yard every one of us grins and wonders if it is one of "ours!"

You can get ladybugs at some nurseries (ours cost $11), or you can find them here.

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Vivi said...

I love this idea! I had no idea you could buy lady bugs. Sounds like a great activity with your family too!

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great blog & photo! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

Lettie said...

I think I need these! I would have never even thought about buying ladybugs for my garden! What is the nursery you bought them at? I've also read that lacewings are good for your garden too.

Holly - tutus & turtles said...

I bought mine from Habig's Garden Shop in Indianapolis.

I think I recently read something about sweet alyssum attracting lacewings and might have to give that a try next year. Thanks for the reminder!