Inviting Insects to Your Garden

by Linda Moritz June 15, 2017 1 min read

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When I was about ten years old, I visited a park after a heavy rain with my good friend, Tania.  At the base of the slide was a deep puddle, loaded with desperate earthworms. As I began scooping out the water-logged worms I noticed Tania looking at me, horrified. She did not share my love of wriggly creatures and was fairly disgusted with my search and rescue mission. After chasing her around the park with a handful of worms, to the sounds of shrieks and screams, I learned something: some people like bugs, and some do not. I happen to love them.

Planting a garden with critters in mind is wonderful and rewarding. For years now I've had butterfly bushes growing in my front yard, attracting not only a variety of butterflies but also various types of bees and moths, most notably the hummingbird moth. The hummingbird moth is a stunning animal, fuzzy and beautiful. They are not as skittish as an actual hummingbird and can be easily observed and photographed as they hover and drink from your flowers. Insects add life to a garden.

However, if you're more like my friend Tania and prefer a less hands-on approach to bug appreciation, garden flags and spinners are an excellent compromise. FlagsRUs offers an extensive collection of flags, mailbox covers and other fun garden accessories covered with ladybugs, dragonflies, bees, butterflies and more, adding color and interest to your garden space. Check them out today and buy one for a friend like Tania, who may appreciate that butterfly flag more than a handful of worms.  

 


3 Responses

Linda Moritz
Linda Moritz

June 28, 2017

Thank you, Barbara for your comments!
Debbie, thanks so much for your response! I’m new to blogging and I actually just saw your comments today. The insect in the top photo is a hummingbird moth. I live near Chicago and I think they live in a large area across the midwest and beyond. The plant it’s feeding from is actually a butterfly bush, a plant that I LOVE growing because it attracts so many different types of moths, butterflies, bees and other types of critters. I hope this answered your questions and thanks again for your interest!

Debbie
Debbie

June 16, 2017

Enjoyed this post, would like to know what kind of bee is in the top photo on the lilacs and what area these kind of bees live.

Barbara
Barbara

June 15, 2017

Beautiful photography and message!

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