What's eating my pansies?
Shortly after getting my pansies in ground, they almost immediately began dying, looking like they had been trampled by some animal. Upon inspecting, they were covered with tiny black insects, almost like a black aphid, if such exists, and they would eat the stem right at the base so the whole plant just keeled over. I sprayed some insecticide, and I thing I salvaged a few. But what are they, and is there an organic option? I don't like poisons, but the organic sprays haven't done a thing for the mealy bugs that love my hibiscus.