Cape Gazette

Garden and Farm Briefs

Jul 24, 2015

Ladybug Day set July 31 at Children's Learning Garden in Lewes

There will be a fun-filled Ladybug Day at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 31, at the Children's Learning Garden in Stango Park in Lewes. Liz White, a Lewes In Bloom member and Pennsylvania naturalist, will present a program about the ladybug, Delaware's state insect. White has been a garden enthusiast since she was 10 years old. She believes in the interdependence of nature and animals. She will present fun facts about ladybugs. The children will make a ladybug craft, have a snack and release live ladybugs in the garden. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and black. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants is now available online

Most Lewes in Bloom volunteers, who now number more than 120 people, have experienced being stopped on the street and asked, “What is this plant?” or “How do you grow this?” On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city in 2014-15, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization that in 2014-15 spent hundreds of hours planting thousands of bulbs and plants throughout the city. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through a variety of efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.


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