In a matter of days, the aphids discovered our newly purchased rose bushes.
They clustered around the buds and unfolding leaves, piercing the tender stems and sucking the plant juices as if there were no tomorrow.
For some of them, there would be...
Aphids on Rose Bush
APHIDS ON A ROSE BUSH--Aphids suck plant juices, as these are doing here. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Not a Rosy Situation
THIS IS NOT A ROSY SITUATION--Scores of aphids run up and down the stem of a rose bush, sucking plant juices. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Feast for One
FEAST FOR ONE--A ladybug chows down an aphid. Nearby aphids seem unaware of the predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
LEAF SITTER--The ladybug crawls out to the end of a rose leaf and scoops up an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)