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Posts Tagged: Beneficial Insects

Bay Area gardens thrive with beneficial insects, like lacewings

Lacewings are among the most beneficial garden insects. Here, you can see their eggs suspended at the end of threadlike stalks. (Courtesy Liz Calhoon)

The natural world is truly incredible. Thousands of good and bad bug varieties inhabit our yards, landscapes, and gardens. If we don't interfere too much,...

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8:39 AM

Attractor plants protect your garden from bad bugs

Planting a variety of attractor plants will keep your garden healthy and happy

Most of you have already planted your warm season garden (and if you haven't, now is the time!). And since you want to reap the rewards of your hard work you...

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Creating Habitat for Beneficial Insects

Rely on natural enemies such as this lacewing larva

There are good bugs and there are bad bugs. Most Morgan Hill gardeners have battled those bad bugs with varying levels of success. No matter how many...

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:39 AM

The benefits of bugs

UCCE Master Gardener Candace Simpson stands in their Palo Alto Demonstration Garden (PADG) beside phalecia, far right, a flowering plant that attracts beneficial insects. Photo by Veronica Weber.

The benefits of Bugs Don't squash those insects -- some may be good for your garden by Crystal Tai / Palo Alto Weekly While "benefits" and "bugs" seem like...

Posted on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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