Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ladybug, ladybug

Every July we trek to the garden center for annuals and end up getting talked into adding ladybugs to the cart. (Actually, I love this and it doesn't take much convincing.) They come in a plastic tub that is generically marked "ladybugs".

You are supposed to wait until dusk to let them out, which only adds to the kids anticipation. You release them, along with the food in their container, near low plants and hope that they will make your garden their new home. In the process, the ladybugs crawl and fly onto everyone.

 I don't know if they make the garden grow... but they grow some good summer memories.