[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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