Tips for Hardy Gardeners - "Game of Thrones" in your backyard

Aug 8, 2017

"wildfire," stored under the Sept of Baelor in the HBO series "Game of Thrones"

It's green and destroys everything it touches.

(Not permanently, but it does do damage)

It's not wildfire; it's aphids.

Gardeners might be tempted toward a Cersei-type solution, but they'd be better off taking a more ... Targaryen approach: only with a garden hose instead of a dragon.

Never fear, though.  Tom Kasper says ... winter is coming.

black aphids on nasturtium
Credit ©Tom Kasper