Our lupines are just beginning to blossom. I was appreciating their beautiful start when I spotted the HORRIBLE infestation.
Aphids! And not just a few.
Are BUGS! And every stem looks like that! What's a girl to do?
Here's what I'm going to do.
- Spray with a soapy solution with our Just Plain Clean (lavender blend).
- Call the county extension.
- Shudder a bit, because it's just plain ICKY to look at all those bug-a-boos.
For now, know that our hand wash is our first line of defense against bothersome pests.
It's biodegradable. It's definitely soapy.
And... now our plants smell GREAT! Though, I'm (admittedly) aiming for a better outcome than lavender blend smelling lupine.