Lily stalk full of aphids

softballmom(Z7VA)September 23, 2007

Today while cleaning my garden I noticed that my spent flower stalks were full of aphids. Not just a few I mean every bit of area was covered and the leaves had started turning black. I cut them down to the ground to protect my roses and other plants, which are having a second flush with the cool weather in VA. The stalks were firm and looked healthy from the inside. Has anyone else had this problem and what should I do next year to protect them from this problem?

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Blast them off with a harsh water spray when you first see them.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2007 at 12:43AM
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