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These cute garden signs can be varied almost infinitely to give as gifts or place in your garden.  You can build them from scraps so they do not cost much.  To build the one I built, you will need the following:

4 foot stake for mounting

2 foot 1X3 for sign

5/8X8X10 inch piece of cedar for back

5/8X4X10 inch piece of cedar for roof

5/8X1X3 inch piece of cedar for porch

You can vary the dimensions of your wood to match your scraps if necessary.

Take the back and measure down about three inches.  Drill a 1 inch hole with a forstner bit but do not go all the way through the wood.  Just drill in a 3/8 or so.




Attach the porch piece below the hole.

Now attach the roof piece.

Now attach the stake to the back piece.

Now attach the sign piece to the stake.

Now, take black paint and paint the entire inside of the hole in the back so that it looks deeper than it is.

Now paint your message on your sign piece and you are ready to stick it in the ground in your garden or give it as a gift.




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Lady Beetles

Commonly known as Lady Bugs, eat aphids, mealybugs and many different types of insect eggs.

If you want to use them as beneficials in your garden, release them at night, or keep them in their wire topped containers for a day or so before release.

Either technique will help keep them in the area, and working on your specific insect problems, instead of just flying away.


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