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Saturday, July 10, 2004

Gardening Freebies for the kids

Whitney Farms is offering a printable Kid's Gardening Guide (PDF format) and an order form for a free Gardening Kit.

From the web site...

"The kit contains a mini pot, soil and seeds, plus a coupon for Whitney Farms products to keep your plants growing healthy."

Via Freebies.About.com

Friday, July 09, 2004

Book: Small Space Gardens

Sometimes, when I don't have the time (or energy) to work in the garden, and I am tired of all the business books I am reading, I love a good gardening book. Books like Small Space Gardens, give me a chance to dream about additions and changes to my garden. Books can even get me motivated enough to get outdoors and do some small thing instead of constantly sitting at the computer doing "work". This is one of the hazards of working from your home. The computer is always calling out to you -- always making you feel that there is more important work to do.

So, for a few moments of my day, usually over dinner or in the quiet of the evening, I lose myself in my gardening books, dreaming of new flowers, new plants and new landscapes.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Wasps in the Garden

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a good story on "Taking care of wasps and hornets when they become pests" in a recent issue.

Over the years, I have learned how to live with wasps and hornets, as they have a definite place in the garden ecosystem. Still, when they decide to colonize near front entrances and in the garage, some action must be taken. This article gives you ideas on how to deal with them when they move out of their garden niche and into your personal space.

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Event: 27th Annual Lotus Festival

27th Annual Lotus Festival

The Lotus Festival celebrates the people and cultures of the Asian and Pacific Islands. This event features a variety of cultural entertainment, exotic food, boutiques, a community health fair, dragon boat races, a children’s courtyard, and a carnival. Don’t miss the Saturday night fireworks display over the water.

W H E N : July 10 & 11, Saturday 12:00 noon - 10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.

S I T E : Echo Park Lake, 1632 Bellevue Ave., Echo Park

C O S T : Free

S P O N S O R : City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

I N F O : 1-888-LAPARKS (527-2757), http://www.laparks.org

From the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Festival Guide