August 11, 2010 § 1 Comment
We recently had a bit of an aphid explosion on our porch. While that wasn’t great for the plants, it did allow me to overhear this gem of an exchange between Bret & a nursery employee:
Bret: Do you have ladybugs?
Nursery guy: Nope. It’s too late in the summer to get more. What do you need them for?
B: My plants are crawling with aphids. They’ve taken over.
NG: Oh. If it’s that bad then your plants are probably going to die anyway, so the ladybugs wouldn’t help very much.
B: Yeah. The plants are basically dead at this point.
NG: You can put a plastic bag over the whole plant to kill the bugs…but if the plants are already dead, why bother?
B: (shrugs) Revenge.