Speaking of Aphids

Speaking of Aphids

I have Milkweed that we planted last year in an attempt to attract monarchs. It worked, except that the monarchs did not cocoon at all, probably due to a lack of foliage down low to the ground. The worry I have is that the aphids have gotten started early. I am worried that the pest control on the aphids will harm the monarchs. I have sprays to rid us of aphids, but I was not sure they would be safe. Same with the soapy water trick. Will that effect the monarchs as well? What about the cocoons? How can we encourage them?
you can almost hear the corn grow!

you can almost hear the corn grow!

First Apartment…Tips, suggestions?

First Apartment…Tips, suggestions?

what is it?

what is it?

What kind of vine is this?

What kind of vine is this?

christmas light question…

christmas light question…

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