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Saint Francis Garden Statue Popular Reminder

There are many different ways that you can display your Christian faith to the world. Some people wear special jewelry like crucifix or cross pendants or earrings. Others might choose a more direct approach and wear tee shirts featuring controversial admonishing of public issues. Still others might prefer carrying coins or medals resembling their favorite patron saint or even the one that is appropriate for their specific needs at the time. For those looking for home décor that makes this kind of statement might investigate religious bird baths or a St Francis garden statue for their yard, to display prominently on the front lawn.

Among all the ornamentation you could place in your yard, the St Francis garden statue is a fitting choice since he is the patron saint of animals and the environment. This should bring the blessing of fertility to your lawn or garden, yielding healthy soil, grass, and vegetables. He is also the patron saint of Italy which is somewhat odd since his whole family hails from France, even though his father, Pietro di Bernardone, was obviously Italian. Because of his sainthood, it is very customary for Catholic churches to hold animal-blessing ceremonies on his feast day, which is October 4th during the harvest season.

The patron saints are all dedicated to some vocation or labor. For instance, Saint Michael is the patron saint of the warrior. As the archangel, he smote Lucifer and serves as protector and viceroy of heaven as the general of Gods army. Police officers and soldiers, especially fighter pilots and paratroopers turn to him for protection during battle and the commission of their jobs. Also, Saint Anthony is the patron saint of missing things and lost people so families of missing persons pray to him for aid in finding their loved ones and protection while they are gone. Accordingly, the St Francis garden statue serves Catholics as a way to preserve their faith while protecting their crops, yard, or garden.

Like many other lawn ornaments, several manufacturers make a St Francis garden statue. They can design them in any number of ways using a variety of materials. Simple garden figures can be made of synthetic materials like plastic which is easy to mold and inexpensive to produce. You might also find statues made out of ceramics or chiseled from stone. As you can imagine, the more artistic and laborious the process of creating the figure, the higher the cost will be. This is a minor detail, though, for those who truly desire a unique and beautiful representative of Faith, and protector of their family lawn and garden.

Speaking of manufacturers, the most diverse collection of manufacturers and designers of St Francis garden statue models is available on the internet. Though you can probably find a few at your local home store or specialty retailer, the internet is the best way to know what you are getting, and that you are getting the best price. Shipping options allow you to send your item directly to your home, saving you the trouble of doing it yourself.

About the author: For more information on garden statues, home decor ideas or religious statues or Patron Saint Medals please visits http://www.catholicmedalsgifts.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    where can i find gardening,landscaping jobs in florida,usa?
    maintanance,mowing and hard landscaping jobs within 1hours travel of kissimee,florida

    • ANSWER:
      OH MY GOODNESS HERE IN FLA THERE ARE TONS OF THAT TO BE FOUND ALL LOCAL NEWSPAPERS LOOK IN, USE THE PHONE BOOK TO GET NAMES AND NUMBERS OF COMPANIES TALK TO PEOPLE SEE WHAT COMPANY THEY USE AND CONTACT THEM YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE TREMENDOUS WORK HERE….

  2. QUESTION:
    I need a detail answer on gardening and planting tomatoes in Miami and or South Florida?
    I need to know which soil i need and exactly in details, how i should garden and which methods are needed to plant tomatoes and grow them in south florida, in a tropical, hot, and humid climate what methods, soil, where to buy, how to till the soil, etc

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go, click onto this link:

      http://mgonline.com/tomatoes.html

  3. QUESTION:
    How is the area of winter gardens Florida? Im thinking of moving there but do not know much about the area.?
    Is it a nice area? Or does it just look nice?

    • ANSWER:
      It has gotten more crime in the past recent years. Don’t remember anything dreadful as of this year.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is something to know anbout winter garden florida ?
    i am thinking about moving there with my family. what is there for kids? good schools? low crime rate ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of sites to help you with answering your question. Good luck to you and your family with your move.
      http://www.city-data.com/city/Winter-Garden-Florida.html
      http://www.cwgdn.com/

  5. QUESTION:
    What are average tips/hour as an olive garden waiter in Florida?
    I am thinking about pursuing a job as a waiter at Olive garden and I was wondering about how much new waiters make at olive garden in the Florida area and how many hours a week they usually get.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the service you give (I would say between 15-20% of your food sales). A lot of times at restaurants like Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chili’s, etc you have to work split shifts.

  6. QUESTION:
    what are the behind the scenes tours at busch gardens florida?
    iv heard about them and that you have to book as soon as you get there to get on 1 but are they worth it,how much are they and what do they consist of?

    • ANSWER:
      They have quite a few behind-the-scenes tours and experiences. All of the information for them is on their website, you can check them all out here:
      http://www.buschgardens.com/BGT/Explore/UpClose.aspx?id=735

  7. QUESTION:
    Does it matter when I plant flowers in Florida?
    I just moved to Florida and the house we bought seriously needs some landscaping tlc. The thing is I’ve never done gardening before in Florida, only up north where the plants die in the late fall, but since it stays relatively warm all year round here does it matter if I start planting now or should I wait until spring?
    Also any tips on cleaning up the dead fronds on a palm tree?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Of course it matters what time of year you plant; even in south Florida you have to plant according to what grows at that time of the year in that location. I’m in NW Florida and, while we have mild winters most years, we do have some with extremely low temps sometimes. I have seen snow, freezing rain and single-digit temps here during the last 50 years and, without a doubt, we will have them again…sometime. If you are in extreme south Florida (Key West, etc.) you may be able to grow spring/summer flowers year=round most years. Anywhere else in the state you will have both fall and winter weather, just not as long and, usually, not as severe. Ask some of the people in your area what they are planting this time of year and try those, as well as anything you would like to try yourself. Most people are more than willing to share their knowledge with anyone willing to learn.
      Welcome to Florida!

      Good luck and enjoy!

  8. QUESTION:
    I would like to grow a Victory Garden in South Florida how do I?
    I am unsure how to really have a garden down here with all the hot sun, sandy soil and then the lovely bugs. I am unsure what to plant,when to plant it and how to prepare the soil. Can someone help direct me toward successful South Florida edible landscaping or how to have a Victory Garden in a Subtropical climate.

    • ANSWER:
      Check with the Worldwide Directory of Garden Coaches (http://www.gardeningcoachdirectory.com/) for a gardening coach in your area. A gardening coach is your personal trainer for your gardening skills.

      Alternately, contact your local University office for information of the Master Gardener program – they often have a call-in helpline, some Master Gardeners have workshops and demonstrations, and some may even come to your home to advise you.

  9. QUESTION:
    How far is Winter Garden,Florida to Orlando,Florida?
    How many minutes/miles is it from Orlando? ^^

    • ANSWER:
      Up to an hour….depends on how many damn snowbirds and tourists are clogging up our roads…

  10. QUESTION:
    i am looking for good websites on container gardening in warm climates (florida). does anyone know of any that?
    talk exclusively about vegetables?
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go: http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/types_of_gardens/container_gardening.html

      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH032

      http://vegetablegardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/vegetable_gardening_in_florida

  11. QUESTION:
    gardening in sw florida?
    what can i plant here in sw florida in december

    • ANSWER:
      visit your local nursery for a plethora of options.

  12. QUESTION:
    my family will move to palm beach gardens on florida its a good city?
    i don’t know nothing about this place someone live there?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s great, very pretty. Have to have some money to live there–you get the best of Florida–very pretty, not overbuilt (yet) still near beaches and shopping, too. Easy to drive down to Boca, Ft Lauderdale (who’d want to go to Miami?) even the Florida Keys and Orlando are not a bad drive.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida keep all their rides open year-round?
    I am going to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida in January. And I know that’s winter time, so do they keep all the coasters open sinse it’s winter and a slow part of the year? Best answer gets the maximum amount of points.

    • ANSWER:
      You may find one closed for maintenance. However for the most part, they are open all year long.

      One thing I did learn is that mornings in Florida can be chilly in the winter. So if the temperature is only in the low 40s, don’t hold your hands up while on the coaster unless you’re wearing gloves. Low 40s with 60 mph can lead to a very low wind chill and very cold hands.

  14. QUESTION:
    Gardening/farming in Florida?
    Lately I’ve been looking up a lot of videos online about
    harvesting honey, planting and harvesting my favorite fruits and vegetable.
    I love in Soth Florida…. Aside from the obvious like:
    Citrus
    Strawberries
    Mango
    Avavado
    Peppers
    Tomatoes

    What kind of things can we grow down here?

    My favorite veggies are:
    Asparagus
    Brussel sprouts
    Collie flower
    Artichokes

    I’ve been curious about what we can grow here in south Florida That isnt so common but we have such bad soil

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, your favorite items are cool season/cool climate crops. You may get away with artichokes, but you will struggle with the rest. Keep in mind artichoke plants are LARGE and not very efficient.

      Tropical items would be wise to grow in FL…the rest of the country would kill to have that climate:
      Pineapple
      papaya
      passion fruit
      cassava
      ginger
      melons
      cucumbers
      kiwi
      lychee
      bananas
      cherimoya

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