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Nature's Garden Helpers

Mother Nature has provided the gardener with a small army of natural pest controllers. From amphibians to birds to plants, these commandos keep the enemy at bay.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Hoverflies are Great Pollinators for Garden
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Hoverflies

Hoverflies are sometimes mistaken for bees. Adults are great pollinators, while the larvae feed voraciously on insect pests.

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