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Spring has Sprung!

The kids and I are planning our garden projects this week. Everyone is choosing the plants they want to grow and areas that they would like to fix up. I drew a picture of what I want to work on.

The planning and dreaming has led us to learn lots of new things like Self Watering Container Gardens and Worm Composting.

In a few weeks Strawberry U-Pick Season will start and we will be picking lots and lots of berries this season! My girlfriend Betty, whom I affectionately call Bettypedia, will be teaching me how to can my jams. Last year we tried freezer jam and that was crazy delicious. Canning will help me to not only learn a new skill but have fresh jam year round that doesn’t require refrigeration.

Check out Betty’s blog Little Farm in the Big City

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Visit the University of Florida Extension site for help in your lawn and garden. click on your county.

Here is a listing of classes offered to our community. I want to attend a composting class. They give you a FREE composting bin and rain barrel with the classes!

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What better place to get in the mood for spring gardening than to attend a local garden festival.

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We attended some popular local festivals and markets while Abuelita was visiting

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We saw lots of beautiful and inspiring ideas to use in our own gardening adventures. What better combo than shabby chic and country all rolled into one?

From trash to terrific! Look at these wind chimes made out of kitchen lovelies. Absolutely love the the recycled glass ware. At one time they refreshed someone with a cool beverage now they bring refreshments to someone’s garden. But my very favorite are the spoon plant markers. So shabby! So chic!

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My peeps trying to keep up with my excited pace, Koi fish, and some retro vintage planters made from old LP’s. Groovy!

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My sweet garden fairy discovered these unique planters made cement in various shapes. check out the cool hanging planters made from some kind of recycled material. I’m thinking of sewing on of these with grain or coffee sacks or better yet, that weed barrier material.

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Each kid was given a free butterfly attracting plant.

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Stacked pots and pvc pipes with holes in it make great vertical planters, stacked plates and bowls are used here as bird feeders and I guess some water can  go on the dish and the feed in the bowl. How cute are these little glass vases hanging from string that has been embellished with beads and shells?!

ARE YOU INSPIRED YET?

We made great memories and came home inspired to learn more about innovative ways to plant and decorate around our yard and home.

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Happy Gardening!

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May 2, 2011 - Posted by | Familia, Family Fun, Favorites and Cool Finds, G-Force 411 | ,

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