alternate pathways, tree roots and looking up

front walkway through vegetable beds integrated among perennials backyard pathway leading to wooded area and driveway pathway al...

Monday, May 19, 2008

beneficial insects, herbs

OK, when the basil managed to get aphids I was desperate. I snuck a lady beetle into the kitchen herb pot.

Serves me right. She laid several eggs! On the plant stake, on the curtain . . .

But the aphids are pretty well gone!

UPDATED: the larvae have hatched - managed to move the plant stake outside in time, but others are still gracing hte kitchen - oops!

In other news I have green caterpillars dive bombing the roses - luckily soldier bettles have moved in to attack!

holding out for a little eco balance and possibly a big scrub jay!