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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Featured Plant

sanardo

Identification

Botanical Name

Iris 'San Ardo'

Common Name

San Ardo

Characteristics

Flower Color

Purple

Mature Size

1-1/2' tall × 1-1/2' wide

Climactic Requirements

Light

Part Shade / Shade / Full sun on coast / afternoon shade inland

Water

Occasional
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