Hi, guys! After digging myself out from under aphids and scarlet lily beetles last week, things have quieted down in the garden. The aphids were easily controlled with a couple of blasts of hose water. The beetles needed some hands-on treatment, so I knocked them off one by one into a cup of water, white vinegar and dish soap. After the third day of doing this, I stopped seeing them, so it seems I got them all, but I’m still keeping a watchful eye, just in case. You can see the damage they’ve caused in the photo above. They are beautiful, though, aren’t they?