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Where are the great gardens of Long Beach?

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 10.20.53 AMWe are constantly complaining about garbage and dog poop on this blog, but we need some balance. Let’s actually talk about something nice for once, like gardens! A reader named Richard tells me, “we are more than just a beach!” He would like Long Beach to also be recognized for all the great gardens we see around town.  I agree.

I love the creativity and effort so many put into their gardens. Not just with flowers, but with shrubs, ornaments, fish ponds and paths. Richard wants these efforts to be recognized. It would be great if we had a city-wide contest where we can even vote on the best one! (Can somebody please organize that?)

Ok, so where are the great gardens of Long Beach? Any in particular you love to look at?

Tending a garden can be an overwhelming task if you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s definitely more than just planting a bunch of flowers. Does anybody have an simple tips that could help us all out?