It’s that time of year when Aphids are suddenly on every Rose bud in my garden. Ladybugs love to eat Aphids but I need an army of Ladybugs to get rid of the infestation I have in my garden right now! The next best and very effective non-toxic way of getting rid of Aphids is to fill a 16 ounce Spray Bottle with water and add 1/4 tsp of environmentally friendly dish soap, such as PLANET and shake the bottle up. You can then spray the Aphids right off the bud or they will stay and suffocate in the soapy water. Gently spray the Rose buds or other infested flower buds with a hose later on to remove any remaining soapy residue or foolishly lingering Aphids.
Tags: Non toxic gardening