Category: Beneficials

Ladybird Beetle – It Was in My Hand!!

Ladybird Beetle – It Was in My Hand!!

| January 16, 2013 | 5 Replies

I have so much to do, I don’t know where to start. I’m getting a little overwhelmed. Spraining the ankle on New Year’s Day didn’t help me get off to the roaring start I’d planned. I took a cup of tea out to the garden at noon to evaluate and meditate. It’s amazing what happens […]

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Know What This Is?

Know What This Is?

| July 22, 2012 | 11 Replies

I spotted this on a sunflower leaf about 8PM last night, and didn’t realize what I was looking at. I believe this is the back end. John Dunstan’s “Total Metamorphosis” video makes it quite clear that this is one stage of a ladybug transformation. This little creature was racing along beside the one above, which wasn’t […]

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Create an Insectiary!

Create an Insectiary!

| July 17, 2012 | 3 Replies

Create an insectiary in your garden to attract beneficial insects! In “Wild Farm,” episode 15 of “Late Bloomer,” we meet Lisa Putnam and her sister Kathleen, who are master gardeners and they take us on a tour of Lisa’s family farm in Woodside, CA. Lisa explained that her insectiary brings in beneficial insects which eat the […]

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