Want to know why I don’t mind seeing a creepy-crawly on my flowers from time to time?
This little critter is nature’s way of showing me that these dahlias haven’t been treated with a lot of harsh chemical pesticides. I’m reminded of my past life working at an organics store, where I’d meet a few freeloaders as I unpacked the fresh produce.
Still squeamish? Just think of it as nature’s seal of approval – of course different crops require different levels of pest control – but the less used the better for all of us!
So yes, I like bugs. And no, you don’t have to. They are removed very carefully before you receive your flowers!