The season to play in the dirt is in full swing! Along with sunny skies and bountiful blooms, bugs are also a critical part of the garden landscape. Contrary to common bug beliefs, many fluttering friends – such as a ladybugs – are actually beneficial to the success of plants, eating other insects such as aphids that harm botanicals.
Ladybugs are a familiar sight in Southeastern gardens and are often known to bring good luck to those who find them. To celebrate these red and black beauties, and one of our favorite garden centers is hosting its annual Ladybug Weekend from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. Throughout the weekend, Pike Nurseries will give away over four million FREE ladybugs (one 150-count packet per family with purchase, while supplies last) to provide customers with a little ladybug luck to jumpstart gardens into colorful blooms this season.
Our friends at Pike Nurseries will also host a free “Beneficial Bugs” class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at all stores to educate green thumbs on how to best utilize helpful insects in the garden.
The fun doesn’t stop at the store! Guests can also enter to win one of five $50 Pike Nurseries gift card by posting photos of their released ladybugs (or their costumed two-legged variety) on Instagram with the hashtag #pikeladybugs through Monday, April 29.
Please visit pikenursery.com for local store information.