Cathy Isom continues her series today letting you know how to attract Ladybugs to your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
To keep a garden full of ladybugs, you’ll want to create a home that can sustain several generations of these beetles each year. The most important things for this include a proper source of food and water. Ladybugs eat two things: pesky insects, and pollen.
Get started by making your garden more appealing to them by planting, Bronze fennel, and dill. Many plants attract ladybugs due to their shape. Some have flat flowers that are perfect landing pads, while others boast bright yellow or white flowers.
Favorite pollen plants that attract ladybugs include: Caraway, Chives, Cilantro, and Marigold. These insects are found in healthier numbers when plants high in nectar are nearby, and they even seek nectar from: Stone fruit trees, Morning glories, and Passion Flowers.
Since insects get thirsty too, place a shallow plate of water in the garden for your ladybugs to drink from. A garden fountain can be a good water source as well.
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