Got Bugs?

Facebook Share of Mine : Mr. MantisDid you know that there are  many good bugs you may want to think twice about in your garden.  It’s true .. there are many fabulous bugs I welcome to my garden each year.  These bugs are called beneficial garden insects and they can help you grow organically and safely.  When you invite good bugs to your garden it can help you save money and grow easily without having to add chemicals.

 

 Bugs I welcome in my Ohio Garden :

  • Praying Mantis
  • lady Beetle ( lady bug)
  • Braconid Wasps
  • Damsel Bugs
  • Lacewing
  • Soldier Beetle
  • Tachinid fly

Ash Boar Beetle This is the most evil bug that hit my area and I wish we would have had a way to get rid of him back in 2008-10.   Instead this Ash Borer Beetle snuck into Northwest Ohio and destroyed about 10% of our wooded area here in BGgarden taking out  most of our Ash Trees in less then 2 years. #evil

Here is a great site that can help you hook up with the bugs you need in your garden: Garden Insect

Think about adding cosmos, sunflowers, sedum, butterfly bush, and Shasta daisies to your garden to encourage good bug visitors!

I can’t wait to see what you will share from your garden this spring and summer.  Please connect with me by leaving your name and link to your garden blog or social media site page ( facebook,twitter,google + or Flickr).

Lets Connect and Grow Something together!

Bren

 

#gardenchat Live Event On the last day of March we welcome @GardenStacey as our guest host on Twitter chat forum #gardenchat.  She will be sharing how to welcome butterflies and good bugs to your home garden.  I can’t wait to see what she will share and I hope you will join us.  If you missed the event you can find out more information about this and other #gardenchat subjects at : Connect-Share- Grow or follow on Twitter at #gardenchat .

 

 

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  1. Dale March 31, 2014
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