July 28, 2017

Lady Bugs and the Balance of Nature

Really amazing how the creatures find the milkweed plants among everything else. The yellow aphids find it too. It’s really interesting how nature deals with this because when the aphids get really thick the lady bugs find them and do a tremendous job of aphid eating down to the last one. It’s not long after they are all aphid free when new aphids find the milkweed again and again come the lady bugs to do what they do.

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Botanical Name

Iris germanica TB 'Autumn Sapphire'

Common Name

Autumn Sapphire


Flower Color


Mature Size

34 tall × 24 wide

Climactic Requirements


Full Sun


Occasional / Moderate
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