Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lady Bugs!

That's right! Those weird looking things all over my rose of sharon trees last weekend were harmless lady bug larvae. Good thing we didn't pull out the insecticide - I want lady bugs around to eat any aphids we might have. Plus - how can you kill a lady bug??

Monday, June 8, 2009

Yucky Bugs!

I spent a good portion of yesterday morning weeding. At one point, Jim and I were weeding our side, and Joyce, my next door neighbor was weeding her side of the property division. It was kind of nice to visit and work at the same time.

While weeding the beds with the Rose of Sharon trees, we started noticing these bugs:

They were everywhere - literally - crawling all over the trees and in the beds. None of us knew what they were.

I was pretty grossed out - Jim was ready to go get some pesticide!

This morning I found out what they were. Do you know what they are??