Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work; no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!
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On Tuesday afternoon I was checking out my vegetable garden when I noticed that aphids had infested my dill plants. For some reason, aphids really like dill. But do you know who really likes aphids? Ladybugs! If you don't want to use chemicals on your garden to get rid of aphids, just go down to your friendly neighborhood garden center and buy some ladybugs! (Note: big box stores like Home Depot don't carry such things. Yes, you'll have to shop the little guy. I got mine at Rick's Garden Center.) The ladybugs will come in a little mesh bag, or perhaps a plastic container. The first thing you should do is put them into the refrigerator, which will make them lethargic. When night falls, put the container at the base of the plants that are plagued by aphids, and open it up well enough for the ladybugs to find their way out.
I took these pictures yesterday morning around 10:00AM. As you can see, the ladybugs were hard at work munching on the aphids. In fact, hardly an aphid was left to be munched upon! Thanks, ladybugs! Problem solved!