Happy Old Year

Happy Old Year

old garden urn for a happy old year

Happy New Year from Garden in Delight! And here’s hoping you have enjoyed the Happy Old Year with the blog as well, finding fun, insightful, creative ways to grow faith alongside your garden, and to plant places among the posies that lead thoughts back to remembering the One who dazzles us with His delight. After […]

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Winter Garden of Light

Flickr winter garden view by Counse

Welcome winter to the northern hemisphere—yet what would otherwise be the darkest day, the fewest hours of daylight at the farthest reaches of our earthly orbit, is hardly so. For weeks, anticipating celebrations of the Savior, gardeners everywhere have filled yards with light! Stands of twinkle-brilliance wrap trees, shrubs, and topiaries, decorating winter gardens with […]

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Surprising Cypress

lemon cypress sapling centerpiece

The holy month of evergreen delight is here—deck the halls, decorate home and haven, no hesitation here! The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary Isaiah 60:13 NIV I love bringing out the evergreens, for nearly every sprig or bough, in garland, wreath, […]

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Simple Thanks in 5 Solas

Jo Ann Gardner's horseshoe flower

Wishing you, dear gardener, a happy Thanksgiving and a beautiful day filled in the simplest ways with God’s blessing! While God creates in rich, wide, deep, and complexly intricate ways, layered over time and space and intellect, His ways are profoundly simple. How refreshed I was this fall in learning the “5 Solas” inspired by […]

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From Tree to Shining Tree

Bible Garden Conceptual Rendering tree detail MVLA Ltd.

The following article is copyrighted by  The Dallas Morning News and scheduled to publish at a later date.     Washington, D.C. has a new garden, a sheltered space set apart six stories high, a sanctuary in the skyline of the city. These days, most urban rooftops are gardened for produce, providing caches of cabbage to cucumbers, tomatoes […]

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A Tasteful Place: Vegetables with Love

vegetable love in butternut squash at A Tasteful Place

A Tasteful Place, a newly-opened garden area at the Dallas Arboretum, showcases edibles—vegetables, fruits, and herbs—in support of the growing trend of home gardening and fresh-food eating that has taken root in American lifestyles. The southern section, adding 3.5 acres for visitor enjoyment, surrounds productive plants with plenty of pollinator-friendly posies, creating a great buzz […]

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Yearly Joy with Leafy Myrtle Trees

myrtle branches from dreamstime

Today’s blog is planted in the Jewish high holy days, with the Feast of Tabernacles beginning next week. The Feast of Tabernacles, also called Feast of Booths or Feast of Ingathering, is the third of three yearly festivals or appointments with the Lord, the one celebrated with the most joy! And why not? ALL the […]

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Bitter Herbs Blitz

growing bitter herbs escarole detail

Do you feel fall in the air? September sends signs of autumn in the subtle changes of light and slightly cooler breezes. Although this year, anything goes with the fearful, eventful hurricanes, earthquakes, and hail! Still, by the end of the month, fall will be official and garden time will be filled with clean up […]

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Acanthus Everywhere

Acanthus syriacus flowers by Snow Monkey Pottery

With the great benefit of garden travel via GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators and the organization’s annual meetings, I have seen gardens north, south, east, and west—from Pasadena’s chaparral to Quebec’s well-watered scenery. What is one plant that surprisingly accommodates such a variety of situation? Acanthus. I have seen acanthus everywhere! In honor of […]

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