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Ana White Vacation

My favorite carpenter’s hand built home … doesn’t this look like a dream vacation?   Advertisements

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Bee Rescue in Norwalk

Roberta and I headed down to Norwalk to help a family with two issues: bees in a stucco wall and a bee hive in a tree.  We took apart part of the stucco wall with a sledgehammer and pulled out … Continue reading

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New Hobby: Bee Rescue

I’ve have a new hobby!  Bee rescue with the Backwards Beekeepers.  Today, I joined Roberta and Rob in removing a hive from a tangerine tree in Culver City.  We finished at 10 p.m.!  This hive had built comb out on … Continue reading

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Garden Update

I intersperse flowers with my vegetables in order to bring my bees to pollinate.  The bees are loving my sunflowers right now – see her stuffed pollen sacs?Other friendly bugs are in my garden.I started growing Trombetta di Albenga this … Continue reading

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Busy Bees

My bees are expanding and are busy.  It’s fun to watch them fly in and out – it looks like LAX.

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What to Grow in Los Angeles/So Cal in June

If you are a new gardener, you’ll want to know a little bit about harvesting the fruit of your labor.  Harvest leaf plants, root veggies and summer squash while they are young and tender.  Fertilize everything once a month except … Continue reading

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May Gardening & Window Whimsy Coldframes

Everything is springing up here in Los Angeles.  The zucchini is starting to grow.The sunflowers are growing tall.The tomatoes are coming along.The tomatillos are producing.The broccoli is abundant.The bees are buzzing.Handsome Cody (just because).I pick up windows from the curb … Continue reading

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