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May 10, 2020 10:30 AM CST
florence, SC US (Zone 7a)
I want to plant some coneflowers and some other easy to take care off flowers like this. I am planting these because I need ladybugs how close to my vegetable garden do I need to put them?
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May 14, 2020 8:13 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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I've never heard of planting for ladybugs. They go where the bugs that are their food source are. They can be bought for release as beneficials , and released in the garden. I tried it once. They bred like crazy and left
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May 15, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Lady bugs also feed on nectar
i am into mostly herbs so these will attract your ladybugs
yarrow, dill, fennel; tansy, calendula
I suggest planting the herbs along with your veggies , my herb bed is in the middle oof the garden

...as for flowers cosmos and coreopsis are good choices and they also attract butterflies.
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Eternity, only two.
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May 19, 2020 5:48 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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I saw one on my bush bean bed today, but when I had a huge borage there were everywhere. I'm now letting some borage to take off, only the attractive ones, not the unruly ones.
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May 19, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Which would those be? I planted some seeds once about 10 years ago. Now, I spend my spring eliminating Borage seedlings...leaving enough for the bees. Now, I'm in eliminating mode again, as they are going to seed, and not so pretty.
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May 19, 2020 8:03 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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You can tell, some look aggressive like they are going to take over my yard, I just want the not aggressive looking plants. I've been removing them. I kept some.
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