Tuesday, August 7, 2007
So... What Do You Do About Aphids?
The Monarch Caterpillars are back. In full swing! (And in all sizes!) We'd had a couple of them a month or so ago, but now my Butterfly Milkweed has quite a few of them.
But what's one to do with the aphids that are covering each stem on the plant? They don't seem to be bothering the caterpillars, but I don't like the looks of the Numbers of them! Is there something I can do to rid my plant of the aphids without harming the caterpillars?
(I wish I had a camera that would take those wonderfully clear photos... perhaps I need to experiment a bit more with mine to see if I can't do a bit better.)
This isn't a shady problem, but they're shady characters... those aphids!