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Manhattan Beach, CA
(West of Polliwog Park)
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Fall 2011

Fall 2011 Download MBBG_Fall_2011.pdf

In this issue:


  • MBBG volunteers in the streets and at city hall
  • Two great websites and cactus needle warning
  • City Hall satellite garden one year old and Moving Planet event
  • Ladybug larva and crab spider win no beauty contests
  • Drought-tolerant sod substitutes
  • The "smother method" of lawn removal
Summer 2011

Summer 2011 Download MBBGNewsletterSummer2011.pdf

In this issue:


  • An "international incident" at MBBG
  • Where to acquire good soil, and more gardening tips
  • Plant Profile - Clarkias
  • Adventures in the Garden - special bird sightings; volunteers in action
  • Organizational News - Coast Live Oak project; Succulent Club July 16th update; Seal of Approval sign update
  • Controlling Snails and Slugs
  • Feature article by Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home
  • Thank you MBBG Sponsors!
Spring 2011

Spring 2011 Download MBBGNewsletterSpring2011.pdf

In this issue:


  • Local Garden Tours and Events
  • Poinsettia disposal
  • Plants for Coastal Native Gardens
  • Ridding Trees and Homes of Argentine Ants
  • MBBG's New Succulent Club (Earth Day Kick-off April 16th), City Flower Update
  • Subsurface Drip Irrigation (for a water-wise lawn)
  • The Hori Hori Knife
Winter 2011

Winter 2011 Download MBBGNewsletterWinter2011.pdf

In this Issue:


  • MBBG's new satellite demonstration garden at City Hall
  • MBBG's new website...check it out at
  • Monarch butterfly way stations
  • New local CA native nursery opens
  • CA native plants for indoors
  • New birding fieldguide phone application
  • Pill bugs and sow bugs
  • Success with succulents
  • News of the organization, educational links and MORE!
Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Download MBBGNewsletterFall2010.pdf

In this Issue:

  • MBBG hosts eco-summit with city on 10-10-10
  • Must-have gardening books
  • Thank You from Ann Barklow
  • Gardening tips on mulch source, fall planting guide and Black soldier fly
  • Native Bumblebees
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • News of organization, educational links and MORE!
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