Several fellow bloggers responded with suggestions to my aphid problem. My first choice was Bob’s suggestion to use neem oil. The only problem was the nurseries I went to didn’t have it. I don’t really think they knew what it was by the look on their faces. When I went to the last one I explained what I wanted and I go the typical response that they didn’t have neem oil but they did have ladybugs and that would be the only thing they had that I could use that wouldn’t hurt the butterflies and bees. Then I remembered that Dirty Fingernails said that is what she used so I figured it would be worth a shot.
I can't say the ladybugs got rid of all the aphids but they sure helped. Next year I will need to buy them earlier so they are ready and waiting for the aphids. Thanks for everyones advise.