Cleaned and Quarantined

I was excited to spot some orange on the kalanchoe buds.

Upon closer inspection, the color came from bugs not blooms.

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Aphids had stowed away and were happily sucking sap from the young stems.

I pulled out my mean weapons from my arsenal to do battle.   Q-tips, along with a dish of alcohol.

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The aphid army was soon obliterated and floating in the dish-of-death.

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Do not pity these parasites. They are itty bitty, yet ugly and vicious.

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The plant is now recovering nicely in the plant hospital, along side the sick Lemon Button Fern.

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FLOWER the Warrior

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