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jennperillo

NYC girl transplanted to the Garden State. I’m a newbie gardener with a lot to learn about the trees, plants, & flowers that I share my home with.

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

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lesliecole491

I know it's a little late to point this out but, you did realize that this milkweed is covered in aphids, didnt you? #aphids #monarch

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jennperillo

Two beautiful monarchs loving the milkweed!

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lovestogarden

Beautiful 📷

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jennperillo

This is my first year planting milkweed. They are attracting caterpillars (yay!) but also tons of aphids (boo). How do I get rid of the aphids without hurting anything else? (I’ve read about spraying the leaves, but that seems like it might wash away the caterpillars too...?) Thanks!

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madmimo

Spraying the leaves will hurt caterpillar too. The only natural solution are Ladybugs, that you can buy online.

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