Ants,  Aphids, Roses, and Pesticides

Ants, Aphids, Roses, and Pesticides

So I am just learning about the ant/aphid relationship and, amazingly enough, I have both in my rose beds! I've sprayed a pesticide on the roses (before I understood the relationship between aphids and ants) that seems to be doing absolutely nothing. Aphids and ants still abound, I imagine because the pesticide includes aphids, but nothing about ants? Is there something for both that doesn't hurt roses?
Paint help?

Paint help?

Redid my room

Redid my room

Pic post

Pic post

Late tomato blight… DAMN IT!

Late tomato blight… DAMN IT!

Garden picspam

Garden picspam

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.

Please forgive my ignorance and many questions.