The taro plants at school had a lot of aphids, so I sprayed soapy water on them. Unfortunately, the soap solution was too strong and burned the leaves. Fortunately, taro plants are fast growers and have new leaves on them already. Unfortunately, the aphids are back. Fortunately, some ladybugs are eating them. I won’t have to even use soap this time!
In other school-garden news, the native hibiscus plant is blooming. Woo hoo! I didn’t even see the flower bud on it, and all of a sudden yesterday there was a full-on flower!
I also took a picture of it with my hand for scale. It’s not as showy as hybrid hibiscus plants can be, but it has a delicate elegance.