[Snapshots from Oak Ridge] Banishing the Bugs

For the past few springs, my lilies have been infested early in spring by red lily leaf beetles, which, if left alone, will destroy lilies and related plants. I have resorted to hand picking of beetles off my plants combined with a good spray of insecticide just once early in the season, at a time when there are no other beneficial insects (such as bees) in the garden. I am pleased to say that once again, my lilies have survived while the beetles have not.



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Ellen Painter Dollar is a writer focusing on faith, parenting, family, disability, and ethics. She is the author of No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Faith, and Parenthood in an Age of Advanced Reproduction (Westminster John Knox, 2012). Visit her web site at http://ellenpainterdollar.com for more on her writing and speaking, and to sign up for a (very) occasional email newsletter.