Take note! Every few years it seems that there are high populations of spotted cucumber beetles that have moved from vegetable gardens into the flower beds. They love to feed on the supple, tender sweet petals of dahlia, mum, petunia, portulaca, sunflower and many others. Joe Boggs did a quick check in his area and found them feeding on Jerusalum artichokes. Joe also noted that this is his "go-to indicator plant" when inspecting for this pest in his area. They seemed to be working the salvia but not actually feeding on it.