Long Beach Guerrilla Garden Update

Long Beach Guerrilla Garden Update



This garden has three areas. We planted this guerrilla garden in October 2009. The grass had died in this spot but the other two areas still had grass.

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In as few years the grass died off in the other areas. So we added more plants to those areas also.


But now the grass is making a comeback in some spots.

Agave ovatifolia agave americana variegated in guerrilla garden

Agave ovatifolia in guerrilla garden

agave americana var. striata and aloes in guerrilla garden

Aloe in bloom in guerrilla garden

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Denied Access


We took a tour of some of our gardens in Long Beach to get updates and check on the progress at the Lincoln Park/City Hall project. I hoped to glean what is left of the gardens but unfortunately we were denied access. The Lincoln Park gardens are now blocked off and set for demolition.

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In fact they were spreading the fencing as we watched.



Trees, Trees, and more Trees

2016 has been a very busy year so far for the SoCal Guerrilla Gardening Club. We have planted hundreds of plants and dozens of tree so far. Google stopped listing our post so this is really a test post ti see if we show up on their search.



Tree for Jason’s Father.


Tree for Shannon’s Barry


Sunset off ramp 101 freeway.


Sunset off ramp 101 freeway.


Jacaranda Tree for Prince. Sunset off ramp 101 freeway.

MLK Day Guerrilla Gardening with Occidental College (the planting)


We were invited to partner with Occidental College for MLK Day of Volunteerism. So we picked a spot near the college on Eagle Rock Blvd.


The garden after the planting.



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Second Planting at Orange ave Guerrilla Garden

At SoCal Guerrilla Gardening Club we use our Clean, Green, and Glean method of guerrilla gardening. We don’t always get to do all three. usually it’s Cleaning and Greening. But this guerrilla garden is old enough we get to do all three.


More new plants for the Orange Ave. Guerilla Garden planted  December 5, 2015.


Some of the plantings.


Hidden in the grass.


A big Agave pup and big cluster of Aloe nobilis in need of some breathing room.


Part of the Glean for the day.


Part of the first planting Nov. 2009


Sometimes I’m asked who weeds? If the garden fills in right there’s not much room for weeds.


More of the new additions.

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First planting Nov. 2009


Second planting Nov. 2013


First planting Nov.2009

New plants For Orange Ave. Guerrilla Garden.



The new plants for the first planting of this season on Nov. 28, 2015 at the Orange ave. guerrilla garden.


And here’s the Glean for the day.


Very nice Gleaned Agave.


Somehow I forgot to take any after pictures of the new plants in the ground. Oh well.


You can still enjoy photos of the first planting done November 10, 2009.


Area planted Nov. 2009


Plants from the second garden area planted November 7, 2013.


All other photos planted Nov.2013






Aloe Seedling for future SoCal Guerrilla Gardening projects.

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We ordered over 10,000 seeds this years to start growing more species of Aloes. Here’s are some of our 1000 Aloe barbarae AKA bainesii seedlings.


Aloe cooperi



Always a fav – Aloe dichotoma –






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1 per100 Aloe africana
1 perPkt Aloe albida
1 per100 Aloe angelica
1 per100 Aloe boylei
1 per100 Aloe broomii
1 per100 Aloe burgerfortensis
1 per100 Aloe castanea
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1 per100 Aloe chabaudii
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1 perPkt Aloe suprafoliata
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1 perPkt Aloe umfoloziensis
1 per100 Aloe vanbalenii
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1 perPkt Aloe verecunda
1 per100 Aloe vryheidensis
1 per100 Aloe wickensii

Seeds Aloe ramosissima
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Seeds Adansonia Madagascariensis
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Seeds Adansonia rubrostipa
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Seeds Agave bracteosa
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Seeds Aloe camperi
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Seeds Aloe spectabilis
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Seeds Aloe thraskii
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Seeds Aloe tomentosa
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Seeds Aloe vaombe
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SoCal GGC joins up with MBGGC to Guerrilla Garden in Morro Bay, Ca.

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The stars of the show!




Taylor Newton keeping an eye on his crew


Andrew on the right is the president of the Morro Bay Guerrilla Gardening Club with his club members getting their dig on.


Sarah Elizabeth Bunfill adding some succulents to the garden


Bossman Taylor Newton of MBGGC






My bike tour guide Justin Seymour Porter showed me the MBGGC gardens around Morro Bay


The MBGGC unwinding after the planting. Someone (no names here) seemed to need to unwind all day.


A few succulents added to the garden with a very nice Monterey cypress grown from seed by the Morro Bay Guerrilla Gardening Club


Taylor Newton, Sahara, and Pres. Andrew enjoying one of their many Monterey cypress they have planted around Morro Bay

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