After several days in the 90s over the weekend, the Japanese Beetles have arrived in my garden, about two weeks ahead of schedule. This promises to be a very bad infestation, because of our warm Winter and Spring.
I picked the first JB off Robusta (squirmy in my bare hand) and popped it in my pond, where a big goldfish had it for supper; a fitting end.
So, I will be mixing up some soapy water in my big coffee can tomorrow morning and scouting the rose beds for the first JB wave.
I'm really not looking forward to this.