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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A Bible Gardener Visits Buffalo, NY

Bible gardener visits Buffalo, NY

I’m not sure there could be a bigger garden welcome than the one awaiting visitors to Buffalo, NY, in late July! The energetic citizens of one of America’s greatest northern cities have endured much—from difficult winters to economic decline, yet they have fought back in glorious gardens, restoring community, tourism, triumph, prosperity, and joy to […]

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Little by Little

little deja bloom azalea flowers

Let us ponder one of the most precious and important gifts of the garden life: Delighting in little things. A new bloom, a tenacious tendril, a flush of exquisite color—little occurrences as garden plants grow throughout the seasons seem big and exciting in the time frame of a morning glimpse or evening stroll. For me, […]

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Garden Goofs & Bible Humor

green bay tree all dried up

Several goof-ups in my garden this season would otherwise upset and discourage me. Instead, I am seeing Bible humor! Why? Because in each case, a verse from God’s Word came instantly to mind in a flourish of subtle tease, much like the time I was stung by paper wasps the very week of working on […]

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Reading is Freedom: Hamilton Book Review for Summer Reading

Hamilton The Revolution in a garden's hyssop shining in the light

By now fans of the Garden in Delight blog agree that where gardening ends, reading begins. When temperatures push the extremes of summer or winter weather, we cherish the garden for the rest and retreat it reminds us to receive. Head somewhere shady and breezy temperatures rise, and give up the trowel in hand for […]

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