Friday, April 10, 2009

Ladybug Release

Now is the time to start thinking of ways to attract ladybugs to your garden. Remember the most important way to keep ladybugs in your garden is to make sure they have plenty of food! By planning which types of flowers and herbs to grow in your garden you can be sure your ladybugs have enough to eat.

Some of the flowers and herbs that attract ladybugs include, fennel, dill, cilantro, caraway, angelica, tansy, wild carrot, yarrow, cosmos, scented geraniums, tulips, lilies and dandelions.

If you still have difficulty attracting ladybugs you can always purchase a few to start your garden. A great source is Ladies in Red. Make sure to properly release the ladybugs to keep them around for a long time.

Join Nancy Chirdon President of the Delaware Herb Growers Association for a Ladybug Release at 11:15 during the Bug and Bud Festival. Learn fun facts about ladybugs, how to release them and then have fun introducing the ladybugs to their new home!
Be sure to check out all of LadyBug Shop's New Ladybug Garden decor, including a Ladybug Water Sprinkler, Ladybug Goofy Garden Pot Feet, and more!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ladybug Coloring Contest Winners

Thank you for all of the wonderful ladybug drawings. There were so many Ladybug Coloring Contest entries we couldn't choose just one! So here are our Top 10 favorite Ladybug Pictures:

Samantha Age 3 from North Carolina

Amanda Age 6 from Delaware

Lili Age 10 from Georgia

Rebekah Age 10 from Iowa

Amelia Age 8 from Indiana

Courtlynne Age 9 from Nevada

Lara Age 8 from Indiana

Allison Age 7 from Delaware

Amanda Age 11 from Iowa

Lillian Age 8 from Delaware

Each of these children will receive a free Ladybug Doodle Bug Drawing Pad. Start looking for it in the mail if you are one of the lucky ladybug participants featured above. Delaware residents must come into the shop to pick up their Doodle Bug Drawing Pad. Thank you very much for each persons wonderful effort! We had so much fun and hope you had just as much fun creating these wonderful pieces of ladybug artwork.

Fun Ladybug Game