Monday, May 12, 2008

Mystery Bush

Does anybody know what this is? It's not a dense bush, and has these sprays of flowers on new and one-year-old wood. They don't smell, and little black aphids seem to LOVE to congregate in the branch angles. Did someone plant it in my yard on purpose, or did it come on the same train as the blackberries?

1 comment:

Mama Papaya said...

The jagged edge on the leaf makes me think it is a hydrangea of some sort. The blooms look pointy in the picture though. Hmm.

Do you ever soap your aphids? Inexpensive, safe and VERY effective. I have the best luck with Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap - 2 tsp per 16 ounces of water. Soap dries and those delicate little aphids are no more.