Posts Tagged ‘milkweed’

Milkweed Aphids – Identification

Q: Please tell me what this is! I don’t know if I should spray this or leave it. A: They are milkweed aphids. I see them every year on my milkweed plants , looking like a bright yellow crust on...


Milkweed – Toxic Sap

Here’s a cautionary story for gardeners who enjoy growing milkweed: My sister lives in the tidewater area of Virginia. She had a very scary experience this weekend and she thinks other gardeners should be warned so they won’t have to...


Milkweed Bugs

Q: Last evening I noticed my Mexican butterfly flower’s seed pods were covered up in these little orange bugs that I have not seen before. They are orange with two black spots on their backs about where their shoulders would...