I decided to give my roses a new inspection for aphids yesterday and indeed I did have them on my roses and my hibiscus. (did you know that roses and hibiscus are in the same "family?")
I got online right away to research how to rid my plants of them in a non-toxic way.
I found this formula:
1 cup of cooking oil
1 TBSP dishwashing liquid
Mix together. In a spray bottle, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil/soap solution for every cup of warm water.
I went out and sprayed my plants, immediately. I will continue to do this, until I am aphid free.
My roses are stunning this year and are full of flowers and buds. I am not going to let some little pest eat away at them!
I am an official aphid huntress! I despise those little bugs....