Gardenia and white flies
I have a gardenia that gets white flies every Spring this time. I don't mean a few, a SWARM. Happens EVERY single year. I fight them like crazy. I don't like using chemicals and it is a real pain to fight these things. I am truly wondering if it is worth having this shrub any longer. If there is something I could do to prevent each infestation before it gets started it might be worth it to keep it, but I am about ready to get the ole shovel out prune it :( It seems to be the only plant I have in my whole yard troubled by them. I wonder if I should keep it as a magnet so they don't get on the plants I really do like.