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Fountain artist Joe Weinstein of Safety Harbor is the most recent recipient of the Safety Harbor Garden Club's quarterly garden award, given to homeowners who design and maintain their yards without the help of commercial landscapers.

Weinstein has installed a variety of plants and flowers on his property at 475 Fifth St. S, as well as created and constructed an unusual water fountain for birds and butterflies. His yard also includes a peaceful sitting area.

Weinstein was born in New Jersey and spent his youth in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has also lived in various Florida cities, including Tampa. The 58-year-old began constructing fountains resembling naturally eroded coquina rocks during the 1970s. Foliage and flowers were a natural enhancement for them.

"I've had an interest in gardening as far back as I can remember," said Weinstein, who moved into his home about two and half years ago. "The former owner left a good foundation to build on. The landscape had good bones."

He fertilizes with Milorganite and prefers to water by hand.

"It's been a two-year evolution — an organic approach to gardening," he said.

When asked what he enjoys most about gardening, Weinstein said, "I feel like it's related to my fountain art, touching on the concepts of paradise of most major religions. It brings peace and tranquility to my life. I believe there's a life energy and a beauty we can touch."

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Club news in North Pinellas 07/04/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 6:52pm]
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