Zera' & Seed Saving

Zera’ & Seed Saving

zera seed saving from the garden

With many plants going to seed in the waning autumn sun, let’s talk seed saving. As a beginning gardener, I never gave much effort towards such practice; seeds’ inconsequential size and seemingly infinite supply trivialized their worth to me. Yet now I see the season-end gift from our garden in seeds! First of all, through […]

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5 Reasons to Plant Garden Mums

close up of yellow mum flowers in the sunlight

Chrysanthemums, or mums—their endearing nickname—are not merely a favorite fall flower, but a faithful friend in the garden. Let the 5 following reasons convince you to be mesmerized by mums and plant a few in your garden this fall. #1 Mums Declare Fall Fun! Mums are a flower-lover’s way of saying, “Celebrate Fall!” Complementing the autumn […]

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Autumn’s Arrival

autumn devotion from God's Word for Gardeners Bible

Welcome autumn, the glorious season of crisp air with a whiff of cozy firesides ahead–though it’s a mad-scramble season, actually. Gardeners are eager to get things cleaned up and get indoors before the first freeze. Dropping temperatures send us scurrying, cease the strive of plants to flower, and let leaves loose to litter the lawn…though all of […]

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Patriot Day Reading

Patriot Day red pears

Patriot Day is upon us, the day of remembrance for the tragedies suffered 15 years ago in our land. A moment of silence observed at 8:46 am EST will bring us together, uniting our hearts to honor and commemorate the lives lost, both victims of the terrorist attacks and those who gave their lives in […]

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Create a Chamomile Lawn

close up chamomile lawn with first flowers

Have a spot in your landscape frustratingly hard to mow? Are tree trunks and roots, pots, or sprawling plants making it impossible to maneuver the mower? A chamomile lawn may offer a delightful solution, a whim of classic British gardening and Bible gardening to infuse your land. Roman chamomile is an Anthemis species related to […]

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Water From the Rock

water from the rock refreshes the garden

What is the answer for August—these end-of-summer days that languish near triple-digit temperatures, plants thirsty and withering? Where can we go for help?! The Watering Rock Good news! Jim Whitis of JCPJ Enterprises has a simple solution, the Watering Rock. He dreamed up this practical, low-tech product for “those hard-to-reach parts of his landscape,” tinkering with […]

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Fresh Kale & Date Salad

kale date salad stands up to summer heat

Need a salad that stands up to the summer heat, packed with summer sweetness and the taste-and-see goodness of God’s Word? Try the following Fresh Kale & Date Salad recipe, a variation on traditional coleslaw. The leaves listed in the ingredients can be grown in the home garden, found at the farmer’s market, or grocery […]

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Botanic Library Treasures

entrance to BRIT

Temperatures soaring? Sweat beads forming? Don’t leave gardening behind entirely, dear gardeners! Too-hot outdoors means it’s time to enjoy the garden indoors—garden reading, that is! July brings remembrance of our nation’s heritage and the generous opportunities we have in free access to books, learning, and information. Exploring the garden from the comfort of air conditioning […]

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Reading is Freedom: Book Review for Summer Reading

reading is freedom

Happy 4th of July! The time of our nation’s celebration of freedom marks a sort of culmination in the seasonal life of the American garden. By now, the mad dash of planting and cultivating that spring inspires has grown and bloomed to a point of enjoyment; hopefully a few homegrown tomatoes will grace the weekend’s grilled […]

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Welcome Summer

summer devotions smothered in basil

Welcome summer today, June 20, 2016. The heat is on! In honor of the year’s longest day and higher temperatures, the “Summer” devotion excerpt from God’s Word for Gardeners Bible is shared below, from the Garden Stories series on Seasons. Hopefully your weather hasn’t hit the heat of a furnace, but ours feels close! So […]

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