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Friday, April 5th, 2013

Make Weekend Plans That Celebrate Spring Gardens

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I know this has been a pretty wacky week for weather across the U.S. this week, but for some of us it will be warming up and it’s time to start planning some weekend activities to celebrate spring. Why not check out your local botanical gardens? If it’s too cold, check out the conservatory instead.

During the nicer weather a week and a half ago, I hit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and the tulips, crocuses and pansies were in full glorious bloom. So were camelias and Japanese anemones and a few more plant names I forgot to scribble down. It was a great way to get excited about spring gardening in the upcoming weeks.

Do a quick search for botanical gardens in your city and make plans. Also, check out how much a membership costs. If you plan on going two to three times per year, you usually save money, and many gardens that are open to the public have reciprocal memberships.

You should also start planning for Garden Tours. Many of these take place in the spring and tickets are available now. botanical gardens, garden clubs, museums and other organizations put together great peeks into some of the greatest gardens around. These are usually fundraisers and could be your only chance to see these spectacular gardens. Get online and start figuring out the best times to go. Often early birds or members can snag discounted tickets as well.

Finally, while you’re on your spring weekend field trips, take notes! Make plans for your next field trip to be to the nursery, so you can begin gardening season off with new inspiration.

photos by Becky Harris

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Friday, March 25th, 2011

Flickr Faves on Fridays: A Sweet Tablescape

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I love the way Flickr Member Sweet Something Design has arranged this tablescape. It has a bold graphic base, between the black and white tablecloth and bold green tray. It adds natural elements via the white tulips and coral, and some vintage ephemera underneath the magnifying glass. It’s a perfect balance – Bravo! Thank you for adding this shot to our Fresh New Spaces Group!

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