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Entries Tagged as 'gardening'

After getting ‘bugged’ by mysterious container in her yard, local resident seeks answers

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments · News

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern What should local residents do if one day they find what appears to be a green lantern-looking plastic device hanging from a silver pole on their property? Perhaps it is a new Homeland Security defense mechanism that detects harmful biochemical agents in the air. Or is it something much less […]

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Free workshop to teach pest control, vegetable growing

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments · News

Long Beach residents are invited to the workshop “Eating In: Backyard Vegetable Gardens and Orchard Culture” on Wednesday, May 26 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave. Kathleen Irvine, owner of  Blue Gecko Design, will discuss different methods for raising food in any space.  Topics will include: organic vegetable gardening, […]

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Growing Up

May 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Garden Variety

By Jennifer E. Beaver Ever get something stuck in your head? In my case, it’s a lemon cucumber. It all started with the cuke photo in my latest book, “Edible Gardening for California” (shameless self promotion– let’s get it out of the way). It’s a cute cuke– oval, pale yellow with stripes, about three inches […]

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Can a drought-tolerant landscape be beautiful?

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Garden Variety

By Jennifer E. Beaver I have a conflicted relationship with drought-tolerant gardens. I understand the need to conserve water. But the garden-shaped space in my heart is full of thirsty English cottage flowers draped artfully over a bower. So when I got a letter from the Long Beach Water Department saying I was eligible for […]

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Garden Variety: I’m dreaming of a potted Christmas

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Garden Variety

By Jennifer E. Beaver If ever there was a year for homemade presents from the garden, kitchen or craft table, this is it. My giftable plants go in pots this week, and the baking is underway. With peppermint chocolate bars and oatmeal scotchies lining the pantry and dozens of snickerdoodles, peanut blossoms and almond bars […]

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