Recently I've discovered that a group of hybrid teas in my backyard seems to have a serious case of aphid infestation. Several days ago, I noticed these teeny little green things on the leaves, and on closer inspection, all over the canes. What's creepy is the sheer number of them and the fact that it takes a few seconds for your eye to realize what you are seeing.
I didn't want to use an insecticide because I hate that sort of thing. So, yesterday I ordered 5,000 lady bugs off ebay. They are supposed to arrive on Tuesday and I'm really hoping that they will do the trick. Does anyone have any ladybug/aphid advice that could help cure my poor babies:(