I was perusing the web to find some information on beneficial insects in the garden (in hopes to not always using a chemical to combat some of the common pest problems) and I came across this information. I receive their catalog, but never really thought about the fact that you could order beneficial insects. That is interesting. Not sure if my garden size when have me order anything right now, but now I know that lady bugs are not only beautiful, but serve a great purpose in the garden. Also Praying Mantis scare me, but now that I know they to help in the garden and are not there to harm it, I won't be so quick to eradicate them. Being a beginner gardener you have to truly learn by trial and error (no matter how books you read or classes you attend) and through that experience you not only get better at your craft, but you can help others. Pass it on.
Gardeners.com, Praying Mantis