The garden seems to be a popular place for ladybugs this year. I’m seeing many more than usual, even for spring. Online, the local gardeners seem to be saying the same thing, so maybe we’re having a bumper year for them here? Here are 6,000 photos of them for #sixonsaturday. Just kidding, only a few more than six, because I can’t help myself.
Aren’t they cute?! But in their larval form they kinda look like scary alligators. See here.
Ok, now I can stop photographing them. I might amend this post later to include some more about ladybugs, but spring is popping and there are things to do, like clear the garden beds in prep for Monday–the day after the May full moon, when we are historically past our last frost here in our micro-climate, and the soil gets warm enough for the tender summer veggie roots.* It’s then time to plant out the summer veg like tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and…shall I plant corn this year? Hmmm…the raccoons and rats usually eat all the cobs. Well, I have the weekend to ponder.
If you enjoy seeing other people’s gardens as I do, click over here to see what the SixOnSaturday thing is all about. You’re invited too.
Happy Gardening! ~lisa
*Some gardeners plant out tender summer veg earlier than the May full moon, and protect plants with frost covers if needed during cold nights. We do that too sometimes, but mostly these days I just wait. The plants don’t seem to really take off before now anyway.
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