Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Dreaded Lily Beetles are Here!

Death to the Lily beetle!
How I hate the daily chore of squishing these things.Their only redeeming feature is that they are bright red and easy to see.  You can see what a mess they make in the lilies as they chomp their way through the leaves.  They will completely decimate the plant if left unchecked and the black blobby mess which their egg sacs make when hanging from the leaves is so unsightly!  It makes you want to give up growing lilies entirely!

See the holey mess they make as they chomp the leaves.  You can make out the orgy going on. Look at the middle right area of the picture.  
A tip from a garden club member is to put coffee grounds around the plant.  They are supposed to hate it.  I will let you know.