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ladybug castle

by Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren $30.00
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  • the story

Lady In Red

Beetles and flies will flap to any old house, but if you really want to please a ladybug, you'll need to present her with quarters fit for a queen. Welcome your favorite polka-dotted beauties into your garden with this whimsical house that's made to host a princess properly. As charming as a toadstool sprouting up in a children's book, this adorable tower is hand-sculpted and painted and features tiny windows for lovely ladybugs to flutter in and out. You'll encourage these enchanting creatures to stay in your garden by providing them this safe haven where they can lay their eggs and go through metamorphosis during the coldest months. Handmade by Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren in Canada.

  • details
Handmade
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Item ID
21285
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
7" H x 4" Dia.
Notes
Weatherproof.
To prevent the lid from toppling over, give it a little twist and it will become seated on the castle.

To attract ladybugs: loosely fill with grass clippings, leaves, or roll the corrugated cardboard-included. Dampen slightly. Place in your garden out of direct sunlight and leave undisturbed. Aphids are Ladybugs favorite food. Position the castle near a treasured rose or veggie patch.
  • the maker
Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren

Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren

With a name like Amaranth, a mythical flower that is said to never fade, Jo-Anne & Gerald Warren's stoneware has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, it does, both in terms of beauty and durability. Using a firing process that can exceed 2000 degrees, Amaranth products are built to last, withstanding all elements and seasons, yet maintaining their signature charm. The Warren's make sure all their handmade stoneware is made in an environmentally friendly fashion and hope you take as much pleasure in their art as they do in exploring new ways to innovate current standards. collection

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LADYBUG CASTLE
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (39)
  • Weather proof (23)
  • Visible at A distance (11)
  • Easy to secure (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (38)
  • Back yard (20)
  • Front yard (16)
  • Porch (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (28), Budget shopper (13), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (33), No (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (14), Self (8), Mother (7), Child (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (16), Christmas or hanukkah (12), Other (9)

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5.0

Great gift!

By 

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Decorative
  • Visible At A Distance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

    It is Nice and unusual gift. Great for any gardener.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Unique and darling

    By 

    from Middletown, VA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

    • Too Early To Know

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

    I got this for a gift for my Admin. She was so excited about how unique it was. Said it was the most thoughtful gift she had ever gotten.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    cute gift for gardeners

    By 

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

        I got this gift for my sister who spends a lot of time in her garden. I wanted to get her something different and something her daughter would like too. The whole process from ordering to purchasing to shipping went smoothly

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Can't wait for summer!

        By 

        from Moose Jaw, sk Canada

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Weather Resistant
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden

          Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

          I bought this to put in our rose garden, so our daughters could watch the ladybugs. We're all very excited for summer to come so we can use it! Absolutely adorable!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          My brother was impressed.

          By 

          from Columbus, Ga

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

              Although it was well packaged, it was cracked when unwrapped.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this quaint little castle!

              By 

              from St. Petersburg, FL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Visible At A Distance
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

                Beautifully made and came with directions on care and how best to use. It does suggest keeping out of direct sunlight, and is made out of stoneware/pottery, so care must be taken as to where it is placed. I have placed it in a shaded spot in my butterfly garden. Love this product!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                cute gift

                By 

                from Huntsville,AL

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

                      My aunt was very happy with this gift. I had it gift wrapped and she said it was beautifully done. It was well packed when delivered also. She said its really adorable and really likes it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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                      5.0

                      So Cute and Well Made

                      By 

                      from Ocala, FL

                      About Me High-end Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Visible At A Distance
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Back Yard
                        • Front Yard
                        • Garden

                        Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

                        I love this product! It is super cute, very well made, artisan quality, unique and I hope it attracts ladybugs!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Mother’s Day

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Unexpected cuteness

                        By 

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Colorful
                        • Delightful Creatures

                        Cons

                        • Absolutely none

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere You Need A Smile
                        • On a shelf

                        Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

                        As usual, the story of the artist grabbed me…I didn't realize until I received my order that these guys are really little. They're colorful, made from natural items such as pine cones and seeds….and the handmade, hand-painted detail is what impressed me the most. These guys are "grazing" among some potted plants in my cookbook library, and they make me happy each time I look at them and think of the artist and what she goes through to make each creation!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Adorable

                        By 

                        from Baldwin, NY

                        About Me High-end Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • This Is Wonderful For You

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Yard
                          • Front Yard
                          • Garden

                          Comments about LADYBUG CASTLE:

                          This is not only great for your garden but environmentally helpful.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Self
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Other

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                          Q and A

                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          373votes, 54 comments

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          We love Jo-Ann and Gerald Warren's latest design. Would you treat your Lady Bugs like queens with this royal abode?

                          Carol
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I absolutely love this. Great item for gifting (or to tuck away in MY garden). Wondering if it comes with any hints to attract them.

                          kathy
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Even made in Canada!! Awesome, eh?? LOL That would be so cute in my garden, we get TONS of ladybugs each year, they often like to share my own living arrangements. How cool it would be to offer them their own! Looks great!

                          Rhonda
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Just adorable! I love this! When can I get one?

                          Fatjona
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I dont really get it

                          KL
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Explain how it works-

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Thanks for the question, Carol! The house does come with instructions to keep your lady bugs happy. It's recommended to decorate the interior with lady bugs' favorite home decor - cardboard or grass. Also, keeping the house near the bugs' food source (aphids, for example) helps.

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Thanks for asking, Rhonda! It isn't available yet, so we need the help of voters like you! Ask your friends to vote by using the share buttons above, and don't forget to sign up to receive an email notification if the castle enters our assortment. To answer your question, KL, the Lady Bug Castle provides a safe place for bugs that like cool, dark spaces. It's a comfortable area for ladybugs to lay their eggs, and it keeps them comfy during the winter when they go through metamorphosis.

                          Nicole
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          adorable. love the price, too. Would be a sweet hostess gift.

                          Vicky
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Cute

                          Renetta
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          ARE there still any little, docile, dark-red, black-eyed American charmers left in the U.S.A? (I haven't seen any in years.) In the summer in MY part of the country, I see many, many larger, more aggressive, paler, white-eyed Japanese ladybugs. Unlike their American cousins, the Japanese variety is nothing but an annoyance. I certainly would NOT want to attract any more of them!

                          Mary Margaret
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          It is cute enough...we do have ladybugs a plenty here..my youngest "minion" who is 9 would enjoy having this in her area of the garden.

                          Nanci
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love this and worth the price

                          Gail
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I've seen this at another location for a lesser price.

                          Lisa
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love it.

                          Ginger
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          They're cute. I might buy for a friend.

                          SUSAN
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Love this item. Would buy it for my sister-in-law- who loves all things in the garden. She even pets her bees- lol. Never knew lady bugs could use a house. Cute and worth it. Hope it comes with instructions/story.

                          Denise
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          very cute!

                          Marcia
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Silly!

                          Rinnell
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          looks pointless...

                          Elizabeth
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          So cute! Good for someone who is hard to buy for and has a sense of humour

                          Lea
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          The idea is cute. But I would worry that other insects would find it a nice home and lay eggs. ie: wasps!

                          Chennai08
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I don't know if this would really attract ladybugs, but it's really a cute little castle for anything that might want to inhabit it. I LOVE the fact that it's made by hand in Canada and not shipped off to you-know-where. :)

                          KK
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Cute... but when would you use it?

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Hi, KK. This castle is made of weatherproof stoneware so you can use it all year long. It provides shade in the summer and a comfy place for ladybugs to rest in the winter.

                          jen

                          I hate to mention it, but a friend of mine recently spent over $1000 to rid his home of a ladybug infestation. So, no, sorry.

                          Patty
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          How do the ladybugs know it is for them. What attracts them to the house?

                          Susan
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I love ladybugs! This is great.

                          jan
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Reallly cute! If they would go in there..

                          Teresa
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I have to have this for my mother in law's garden. Maybe they won't come into her house in the winter!

                          Rebecca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Adorable!

                          Laurel
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Again, this would go on my birthday list. I think the price is fair, but a little high for my budget. Sure do like it tho.

                          Jann
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I think this would be an adorable addition to any garden.

                          Nadine
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Very cute garden item, and they could be used indoors. Plus, I love that they're handmade.

                          david
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Ladybugs like to live and lay eggs under living leaves... not cottage cute pottery...

                          Diana
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great idea for the gardner who has everything else!

                          Jane
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I really really like this and I want one!!! Maybe a couple!!

                          Tim
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          This is cool! The kids will love it and I like that's it's handmade by our friends in Canada.

                          Emily
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          So cute! I want this and know a bunch of people who would love to receive this as a gift.

                          Amy
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Very cute idea. But I wish the actual product was prettier. Maybe a little brighter and had more details. Can't say I really like the way it looks, but darn it, I love the idea!

                          Anna
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          This is Adorable!

                          Kay
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          charming, little girls would love it to add to fairy house collections

                          Meg
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          This would be super cute in my garden!

                          Renee

                          Why would you want ladybugs? Just curious...we have tons of them and they are a pain. Didn't know people enjoy them...

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Good question, Renee! Ladybugs eat other bugs that can harm your garden, such as aphids, mites, and mealy bugs.

                          Dianne
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I love this!! :)

                          Eva
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I love this SO much! it's an adorable idea, it looks DARLING and it's not made in China! it's made in Canada! Great idea {aie?} LOL!

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          Thanks for the feedback, Teresa! Although the castle can't prevent ladybugs from going in your mother-in-law's house, it will provide the little ladies who choose to stay outside with a comfortable space to lay their eggs. If you'd like to receive a notification if we carry the product, please sign up using your email address above.

                          beverly
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I love this

                          Lee
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great idea, good price and now Cassie "(UncommonGoods Community Moderator) has told us about the instructions that come with it to keep the ladybugs happy a definite buy for any garden lover.

                          sharon
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Very innovative as always!

                          heather
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          reminds me of a fairy story... a bit of whimsy in the garden is always fun.

                          Kelly

                          This is adorable!

                          kate

                          too cutesy

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