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Apr 10, 2018 2:32 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
My three-year-old Cleveland sage is suffering a black aphid infestation. These eggs (?) have appeared on some leaves and I can't tell whether the aphids are are emerging from them, or if they are some other (possibly beneficial?) critter.
Lady bugs have arrived for the feast and have also laid eggs (and each other, ha!) so hopefully their hungry larva will start chowing down the aphids soon.
Meanwhile, what are the round light-colored lumps?
Pictured: mystery eggs, lady bug eggs, lady bugs making eggs.
I'm in New Mexico, zone 7b high desert valley. We had an unusually mild winter.
Thanks.






For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Apr 10, 2018 2:52 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Okay, I'm replying to my own message because I do not see the photos. Will try again on this post, but if they don't show up, could someone help me out? Using a PC, Google photos.
Thanks again.






For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Apr 10, 2018 3:50 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Hi Zoe, are you clicking on the "upload an image" button at the bottom of the box you type in, and then navigating to the image on your PC/Google Photos to select it?

Chances are the eggs are not aphid eggs because aphids often give birth to live young and reserve egg laying for later in the year but I don't know your climate or the species of aphid you might have there.
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Apr 10, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Bookworm Cat Lover Composter Container Gardener Herbs
Region: New Mexico Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Thanks for answering. Yes, I hit the upload button, then copied and pasted the photo links, hit Open and watched the download bar progress. Everything appeared to be working: when I hit "preview" it showed three lines of type that looked like placeholders (can't remember what they said), but when I hit Finished, they disappeared.
I used the same technique to upload my avatar some time back, and now see THAT didn't work, either.
Is pasting the photo link the mistake? If so, how do Iselect the photo I want to upload?
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Apr 10, 2018 11:32 PM CST
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Region: Tennessee Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses Ferns
Hostas Foliage Fan Bromeliad Heucheras Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Click on it.
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Apr 11, 2018 4:46 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Zoe, when you select upload an image, I think you should get a directory pop-up so that you can select the photo on your computer. If you're going direct to Google Photos and they're not on your computer I'm not sure how that works. If you can paste a link to the photo into your typing box it should come up as a link that we can follow but won't show the picture. Do you have your Google Photos set up so that anyone can see them? If they're set to "me only" or whatever wording they use perhaps that's part of the problem.
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