Last week when the weather got so cold, a little ladybug decided to come indoors and live with us. She was right by my head when I woke up! She must've come in through a crack in the window seal.
I know enough about ladybugs (I had an OBSESSION as a child) to know what to do.
So, we got her a little temporary home in a jar with something yummy. One of our rosebushes still had a few aphids on some leaves so she happily munched on them.
Then I scrounged around in the garage for our old ladybug home. Since moving here, we just haven't found the 'right' place for it so I never put it out.
Well, I pulled it out and Curly Girl painted it to be a bit more inviting.....
After the worst of the weather passed through, I placed it in the yard in a protected area near a rosebush.
Even with the roses and nasturtiums barely hanging on, it looks pretty.
Just imagine what it will look like this summer! Of course, it won't be inhabited then, but it will still LOOK good! (and that's all that matters, right girls?)
The rose completely overtakes this corner and will pretty much cover the box. Hopefully, we'll have more ladybugs move in next winter.
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