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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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Ode to Nigella

nigella flower in a Texas garden

Nigella’s gentle, happy presence lingering in our garden for the length of spring has moved me to write a poem. Any plant that offers this much delight to its gardener and dazzle to its garden is worthy of a wordy-flourish! I hope to pass on the flirty genius of these annuals and convince you as […]

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Humble Umbels

umbels coriander flowers and seeds forming

Blooming coriander in my garden this week inspired me to add a letter to the A-to-Z Primer of Plants from God’s Word, U for umbellifers. These humble vegetables, herbs, and spices from the Umbelliferae family plod along without much fuss or fanfare while filling a garden-to-table life. Until they bloom, that is! Umbels flower spectacularly—in fireworks-like […]

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A Lenten Look at Trees: Olive

olive tree still life Rogers Garden CA

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable the table, their fruits found easily in […]

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A Lenten Look at Trees: Fig

Mark 13:28 fig leaves budding on a garden tree

March 1st marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day time of reverence and repentance in preparation for the Easter celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Lent is more than just giving up our favoite treats, indulgences, or comfort, however—we must guard against a dutiful relationship with the Lord. We must keep ourselves from a […]

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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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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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Coast-to-Coast Cedar of Lebanon

Hoyt cedar of Lebanon needles CP

Gardeners, don’t you love the way our crazy passion seems to crop up everywhere we go? I had two weekends of travel this spring, in what I thought would be time away from our growing Bible garden…surprise! With a little digging, I discovered our anniversary trip to New York and my visit with family and […]

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Bitter Herbs Banter

bowl of bitter herbs

This weekend brings Passover celebrations to the Jewish community, no better time to add bitter herbs to the Garden in Delight Plant Guide! “Bitter herbs” is a general, non-botanical term in the Bible, leaving several candidates that were likely growing in ancient Egypt at the time God appointed them to the Passover meal—plenty to banter […]

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