Tuesday, April 13, 2010

White Flowers and Lady Bugs in the Garden

These white flower cover a bush that we transplanted to the back of our property about 4 years ago. This year the flowers are everywhere on the bush.

So let's look at this lovely flower up close. Do you see the touch of lavender color on the flower in the upper left hand corner of this photo? I was curious also...it's a garden spider...OK leave it to it's duty...

Now this close up shows the tiny black spots on the petals of each flower...interesting...I didn't even see it when I was photographing it. Hmmm, could those spots be spider eggs or another bug?

Now in this photo you can see a little bug that resembles a Lady Bug...but gosh...I'm just not sure...perhaps the early stage...did you know the life cycle of a Lady Bug?

This is a photo defining the Lady Bug Life Cycle...interesting right?

Lady Bugs are every gardener's friend...they'll eat many garden pests and if you provide the proper nesting house they will nest over the Winter and your Lady Bugs offspring will return!


  1. Hey Sandy... how are you feeling ?

    I do see lady bugs from time to time...but have NO idea how to provide them a nesting house...please tell us how to do that.
    I love the little creatures.

    We have these flowers around our property too.

    With Love, Rose

  2. I did not know this!!! And!!! Guess what?! I saw a green lady bug today! At least... that's what it looked like - green with black dots! Did you know ladybugs are good luck? yep.

    Sandy - your flowers are incredibly gorgeous - and your photos just as much!!!

    Happy Tuesday!
    ;-) robelyn

  3. I love garden talk. I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to confirm that insect. I do not think it is a ladybug. But, I can't pinpoint what it is. I'll keep looking. Your flowers are beautiful. ~Mindy

  4. Ok...I'm going with a red milkweed beetle. Google images: http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&ndsp=20&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=3&q=red+milkweed+beetle&btnG=Search+images What do you think? ~Mindy

  5. I would absolutely love to know what bush that is.


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