Come to Me in Crown Anemones

single crown anemone bloom first of the season

The bloom is on! Rosen School of Hebrew reports that southern Israel is resplendent in red—crown anemones are covering the fields, and “the red south, darom adom (דָּרוֹם אָדוֹם), becomes a huge tourist attraction,” bringing “thousands of people to see this miracle blooming and the beautiful green fields…” Crown anemones are endeared in Israeli hearts, […]

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A Lenten Look at Flowers of the Field

Patty Dale painting of gardener in flowers

The Lenten season began yesterday, 40 days sectioned off as a prelude to Easter Sunday. Why set apart these days? To draw closer to the Lord, in hope of taking hold of a deeper understanding of His gracious, glorious saving act celebrated on the approaching day. How are we going to do that? Come with me, […]

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The Word on Creating Gardens

creating gardens and dreaming flower pots

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to the blog at Garden in Delight. The winter season finds gardens flourishing—in the imagination and mind’s eye of their gardeners, that is! While bees might not yet be buzzing, new ideas and curious pursuits hum in gardeners’ hearts; ground may be bare and empty, yet seed catalogs fill […]

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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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