“Each one should use whatever gift
he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
I Peter 4:10
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is an amazing opportunity to experience a variety of gardening endeavors and get some fantastic ideas. The theme for 2015 is FRESH EPCOT and it is still going on until May 17th, but if you miss it, mark your calendar for March 2 - May 15, 2016.
With only one day, we headed for all the “NEW” features first, but also spent some time with favorites from last year too. There were several new topiaries as you enter Epcot, near the Future World fountain and at the entrance of the World Showcase.
“Goofy About Spring”
“Spring is in the Air”
“Anna and Elsa”
There were a lot of new gardens and we didn’t have time for all, but each of these was a real treat as well as informational:
“Health & Healing” garden included herbs for traditional medicine as well as vaccine production and prescriptions.
“Nature Rocks” asked the question “Where do you want to play?” Examples included canoeing, picnicking, camping or bird watching.
The new “Japanese Mini Garden” features several 50 year old+ Bonsai plus three unique miniature containers.
The “Shakespeare Garden” included quotes from his works that included herbs and flowers.
“Pollinator’s Paradise” is perfectly located across from my personal favorite “English Tea Garden” since tea and honey are perfect for one another!
The Backyard Habitat included information on Water Sources, Food for Wildlife, Places to Raise Young and Cover for Wildlife.
Rock or Brush Pile
Some of my favorites in “Urban Farm Eats” were the wheelbarrow planter, aquaponics and plant towers, but they also featured rain barrels, compost bin, divider planters, chicken coops and bee hives.
Goodbye Mickey and Minnie – see you next year!!