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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks: A great gift idea for a fellow gardener? Ladybugs! Also called ladybirds, these gardeners helpers dine heartily on pests in flower beds and vegetable gardens yet never damage the plants. Don't expect them to be a cure all: their appetites are limited primarily to aphids, mealy bugs, spider mites, scale, thrips, and whiteflies.