Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ladies In Red Dresses

"She sat down in a weed patch, her elbows on her knees, and kept her eyes on the small mysterious world of the ground. In the shade and sun of grass and forests, small living things had their metropolis."

-Nancy Price

The Pretty Girl

This past week I invited 1,500 ladies in red dresses into my garden to handle a matter most serious. You see, my lovely roses have Aphids! YIKES. Because I like to take care of such things by organic means as often as possible, I am trying the ladybug method first. I found them at Home Depot for a reasonable price. $4.95! One package to start, but I think I will more then likely be adding more as the month moves on. It was actually kind of fascinating to open the package and sprinkle them about the roses. They went to work immediately, happily chomping away, while others went about, well, procreating. So I guess, in no time at all, we will have baby ladybugs about as well. Cool. I like them. They are a pretty insect, and very helpful. It was pleasant to sit by my favorite flowers, with a nice glass of green tea in hand, and watch as my new girlfriends lend me a hand.

Ladybug Porn ;)

"Or perhaps you notice a congregation of ladybugs on a rose stalk.
Don't invoke the old nursery saying and ask them to fly away home.
Their house is not on fire. Your roses are, with Aphids, which the ladybugs
are feeding on ... and you can bless yourself that they have come to your rescue."

-Eleanor Perenyl

"Red Is For Ladybug, Green Is For Aphids"
Berkeley, California
April 3, 2008


Liz said...

{{{Carly}}} Ohhhhhh....ladybugs...I love ladybugs! I used them 1 year when I had a similar problem, but on my veggie garden. They worked great! However, I didn't get a shot of ladybug porn. ROFL

~~Aunt Nub~~

PS Ladybugs are also considered good luck.

mjd said...

Oh, you can buy ladybugs at Home Depot. That is good news. I like the pictures too.

lisa marie said...

They are really pretty and delightful aren't they. :)

Steven said...

Wicked! Really wild. 4.95 :-) Too fun.

Suzanne R said...

Ah, I love ladybugs! Neat pictures, although the porn one only loaded halfway. I feel cheated, although I'm sure it's my ancient computer's fault. LOL!


Martha said...

I love ladybugs too! Your comment about ladybug porn cracked me up! When my son was about 3 a ladybug landed on his arm. He knew there was a saying about ladybugs (you know, ladybugs landing on you brings you luck) Instead he yelled out "Look mommy a ladybug! It brings me pleasure" LOL! Ladybugs have brought me pleasure too ever since (not to be confused with anything having to do with ladybug porn!)