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:https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/story/2020-08-01/caterpillars-are-eyecatching-but-their-eating-habits-arent-not-so-darling