With spring comes flowers; and with flowers come beauty, fragrance, joy and…aphids.
Aphids have never really been a big problem in my yard because my garden is protected by soldiers. Yes, I support the troops, and these troops like to hang in my garden in the spring and dine on the soft bodies of those pesky aphids.
Ladybugs ain’t got nothin’ on Soldier Beetles. Soldier Beetles are the small beetles with the long thin orange bodies and the grey wings, and they eat almost as much as my teenagers.
So, in the springtime when I pass by plants covered in aphids, I have to stop myself from disturbing them. After all, I wouldn’t want take a meal from a soldier.