Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where will the lady beetles hide?

Yes- it is spring and as noted earlier gardeners are busy scraping every leaf off their garden and dumping it in the garbage. I need to ask this little question... where will all the lady bugs (actually beetles) go once all the hiding places are gone and the duff and leaves have been removed? Especially this early in the season when there are still threats of snow and cold conditions. Have mercy on the little guys and leave a bit of stuff in the garden so that they can find shelter.


Anonymous said...

(a bit of spam there...)

One of the benefits of using mulch and allowing leaf litter to remain in certain areas is giving shelter to the little gals. I have certain areas in the garden where leaf litter is never collected, and it always breaks down in its own time.

leah said...

What a lovely blog. As a new home owner in Calgary I have just started to delve into the world of planting (I've got herbs started from seed doing quite well indoors, and I have just purchased a compost). I find your posts helpful to all plant lovers, even the small time newbie, like myself! You can see my modest indoor beginnings here http://conspiraciesofsoil.blogspot.com/2010/05/spring-planting.html