It’s so disheartening to find a favorite rose plant munched badly by pests.  This time of year caterpillars of all sizes are out in force and laying waste to a lot of the hard work we do in our gardens. 

Master Gardener Rita Perwich, another Coronado gardener wrote a great article in the San Diego Union Tribune about caterpillars and how to keep them under control.  Rita is a Master Rosarian and really knows everything about roses.  Her article is a great read: