The Earthly Gardener by Bobbi A. Chukran
February 12, 2007
Usually by this time of year, it’s getting warmer here. Not this year! This weekend was rainy, which is usually a good time to plant herbs and such, but it was also bone-chilling cold and foggy. Yuck. I did go out and walk around the garden for a bit, though, and found several praying mantis egg cases. I know it’s one of those geeky gardener things, but I truly get jazzed when I find those! Praying mantises are great beneficial insects to have in your garden. Many people have a mistaken belief that they are harmful to people, but that’s not true. Well, not exactly. Last year I wrote a story about one I happened upon in my garden. It also includes some facts about praying mantises. Until I posted it on my website, I had no idea how popular they are as pets. Who knew? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story.
You can find it HERE.
Hope to have more stories for you as time goes by…and more gardening info. tomorrow!
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