Blog post: A good day in June: Good bugs and fair days

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chelle
Jun 14, 2013 8:22 PM CST
We had a glorious day here today, too. Sunny skies, but not too hot, and a stiff breeze to blow the biting bugs off target.

I noticed just one of these fellows on a campanula a few days ago, and now I'm seeing lots of them!

I did a search on a hunch and found out that they're ladybugs in a stage of development I'd never before witnessed. If you try to get them to move, they'll hunch up their hindquarters at you! Hilarious! I know that action is probably a safety mechanism to ward off predators, but for some reason I found it hilarious!

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Sharon
Jun 14, 2013 8:34 PM CST
Me too, Chelle, I wasn't sure of the ladybug status of the one I saw this morning either, saw several actually, till I Iooked them up. I didn't try the touching thing though; maybe I should!!

Glorious day here, I even got some much needed trimming done. Still haven't cleared out the big daylily bed though - again.
I had it all clean in early May, who knew the weeds would come back so big and so fast! And I think they brought all their friends. It's up on a little slope so unless I deliberately walk up there, I don't see the worst of it. What a surprise when I walked up to check on the daylilies earlier in the week. Same day it hit the upper 90s. Sad
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jun 14, 2013 9:20 PM CST
Weeds are tall here, too. The worst area is weed grasses in with tiny seedlings. Ugh! That area is also in full sun, so it's tough for me to spend much time in it.

I did the *ladybug nudge* with gloves on, but yeah, do it! It'll make you grin.
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jun 14, 2013 9:29 PM CST
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