Magnificence in the Manger Scene

Magnificence in the Manger Scene

old family manger scene

And this is my prayer for us, dear Gardeners, on the first of December: May the beautiful, ancient Christmas story glitter with something new. May a facet of the story—the timing, the relationships, a precious detail, perhaps—catch our eye, our heart, kindling deeper devotion. May a dimension open up, take our breath away, and draw […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

harvest cornicopia with Israel and American fruit

H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G ! ! ! Our treasured day to gather together and celebrate the abundant harvest is here! We may have actual harvests or metaphorical ones…or our abundance and good favor may remain a matter of waiting for now. […]

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The Great Apple-Apricot Debate

apples and apricot jelly highlight Scripture's fruit debate

Admittedly only Biblical botanical plant geeks debate such things as whether “apples” in Scripture were actually apricots?! Perhaps it was the hint in Proverbs— Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Proverbs 25:11 NIV —the nuance of amberish, glowy color that caused scholars to suspect the true fruit species […]

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Where Can I Find Bible Plants in Atlanta?

a-light-for-my-path

Once again, The Association of Garden Communicators (GWA) gathered its gaggle of writers, editors, photographers, videographers, marketers, etc. for its annual conference—nothing is more fun than being with a group who loves everything garden and who are crazy to communicate the joy and intrigue in a meaningful way. We took Atlanta by storm; literally the […]

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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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