Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ladies in red

This year I decided to try something new to get rid of those pesky aphids. Ladybugs! I bought them from Home Depot - they were anxious to get out and eat! They did their job, but in a few days were no where to be found. I only had aphids come back on one rose plant though. So, I had to resort to the pesticide year I will buy more than one pack of ladybugs so the aphids don't come back.

Dan's Purple Orchid tree is also blooming this year! In 2006 the tree froze down to the roots and we thought it was a goner. But Dan nursed it back to health, and it is just gorgeous. It smells wonderful too! The flowers are in big bunches.

1 comment:

Seth said...

I had no idea you could use lady bugs! That will be so fun with kids to go buy lady bugs every year and release them! I don't remember people doing that in TX. Is that an Arizona thing or just a new thing?
And, I had no idea that Dan had such a green thumb. Beautiful orchids!