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Project by Jimthecarver posted 03-28-2013 03:41 PM 2131 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have read that if you build it they will come, so I decided to give it a try. There are different types and designs of houses that can be built or purchased.
Bamboo is easy to come by and they will move rite in….I hope anyway.
Its a fun project for the little ones and helps them understand the why lady bugs are so good for the garden.
Just thought i would share.
Hopefully everyone is beginning to thaw out.
Happy gardening and God Bless
:-)

-- JTC



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Jimthecarver

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hardiness zone 8b

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jroot

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posted 03-28-2013 08:44 PM

Either lady bugs or bees.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Tim

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hardiness zone 6a

posted 03-29-2013 02:10 AM

I could go read somewhere else, but do tell about the benefits of ladybugs. The only thing I can remember is that they eat aphids, I think. I should really be better about this nurturing the garden ecosystem stuff, I just haven’t had any problems so far.

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Jimthecarver

111 posts in 1153 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 03-29-2013 02:54 AM

Tim, all I know is they are good for eating aphids. I felt it was better to make them a home instead of buying and releasing them in the garden only for them to leave.
I read it also could attract a wasp that is great for the garden but doesn’t sting people, although other insects stay away.

-- JTC

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-30-2013 02:20 PM

all that AND it looks nice!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Cindy

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hardiness zone 6

posted 03-30-2013 05:19 PM

That’s a pretty alternative for bees, too – I’ve been wanting to make bee homes, I’m going to copy this very pretty design if you don’t mind!

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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