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Alphabetical Gardening – L

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

~ It’s time for all L to break loose in the garden. My favourite has to be Little Red who seems to have claimed our garden and lets all the other squirrels know they are in his/her territory.  Little Red loves to explore … sitting on the frog, inside the birdhouse, on the washing line, munching snacks, checking out the sign post and relaxing on the deck railing. Little Red Garden whimsy starting with L includes ladybug rocks and claypot lighthouses. L whimsy Plants starting with L are numerous (left to right top then bottom)  … lupins, lilies, liatris, ligularia, let’s
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Ladybugs in the Garden

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Garden Projects, and Kid's Crafts.

Do you want some help in controlling pests in the garden?Ladybugs are winged insects that belong to the beetle family.  They are small, rounded and usually bright coloured with hardened wing cases to cover the transparent wings.  The red and black markings are a warning to birds and small animals that the ladybug tastes bad. Look for ladybugs  on leaves and stems of plants.  They will eat aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and spider mites. You can encourage ladybugs to live in your garden by making this food recipe. In a bowl mix with a spoon ¼ cup white sugar, 1
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