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January 18, 2013

DIRT ON GARDENING: Vacations bring luster of a flowering kind

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The infamous Saguaro cactus of the Arizona and southern California area, I learned, are a protected species. These I’ve been told, and some of which are behemoths, cannot be moved under state law without permission from the state and, even then, properly tagged and registered. New highway construction many times made it necessary to move many but they too had to go through the same procedures — normally only moved to the median or outside roadway rights. Some of these giants can weigh in excess of two tons — needless to say requiring heavy equipment to move and care not to damage.

Spring comes early in the southern states and, in the southwest if there is an ample spring rainfall, the mountains are ablaze with wildflowers — a spectacle to behold.

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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