Monarda Buds with Catapillars
I am more aware of my garden plants now. I have had Monarda in my yard from the previous owners and the plants are quite full. The flowers were never that spectacular. Just a few petals per bud. This year I noticed that some buds were completely eaten before opening up and I looked inside a few. Sure enough catapillars are in them.
I don't like to spray, but I used Sevin on them. Problem is though that the buds are so well wrapped with protective leaves, buds or what ever you call it, that the poison is not getting where it is needed. I sprayed late last night and the pillars are still moving around like nothing happened. I know sevin kills catapillars on the leaves almost instantly and I am wondering if there is anything I should do.