Category: Wildlife Gardening
Helping wildlife to weather the winter months
Summer has passed, spring is gone and fall is here. Winter is following close by as our gardens and landscapes are preparing to be matted with snow while nature goes into that long-awaited rest. This is the time of year that we experience a winter wonderland.
For some, this is a wonderful occasion and for others, there is the thought of wishing for spring where nature is bursting with activity as our landscapes and gardens are painted with an array of colorful flowering plants.
What makes spring and summer days really awesome is watching and listening to birds singing so sweetly in the summer breeze, but with winter approaching their singing slowly fades as they prepare for those long winter months.
This photo shows a picture of a ladybug that is a beneficial insect feeding on mealybugs that feeds on garden plants.
It is a true garden fact for those of us who spend time in the great outdoors as we connect with nature, face the challenge of having to wage war on those garden pest known as the bad bugs.
Designing and installing a beautiful garden can really increase the value of your property as you connect with nature enjoying the array of colors that put you in such a relax mode.
But having a garden does have its challenges from disease and insects to issues that may range from nutritional to soil ph problems. But the good news is that with some knowledge you can address these problems and help your garden along the way to maintain its beauty and charm.
Plants that eat garden insects
What I find so fascinating about the plant world is how diverse they are. For centuries plants have benefited us in so many ways. From being used as food for creating medicines, skin care products, shampoos, fuel, to beautifying, purifying the air that we breathe and so many other things.
The list seems to be endless. But what is also awesome is that there are plants that eat garden insects, who would ever think that these kinds of plants existed?
Benefiting from the good guys
What I love about nature is that nature was design to take care of itself. Have you ever notice how beautiful plants are that grows in the wild or in an uncontrolled environment that is not touched by the human hands
This photo shows a ladybug that is a beneficial feeding on a host of mealy bugs that is the bad bugs.