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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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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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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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Botanic Library Treasures

entrance to BRIT

Temperatures soaring? Sweat beads forming? Don’t leave gardening behind entirely, dear gardeners! Too-hot outdoors means it’s time to enjoy the garden indoors—garden reading, that is! July brings remembrance of our nation’s heritage and the generous opportunities we have in free access to books, learning, and information. Exploring the garden from the comfort of air conditioning […]

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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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Where Can I Find Bible Plants in Pasadena?

Sycomore fruit and leaf LA ARboretum

Last month garden writers assembled to fill our hearts with fortitude and the forward progress that comes in gathering together. The Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium is a joyful congregation of writers of all sorts—blogs, books, garden news columns, garden catalogs, etc.—along with those who represent the full range of our writing material: plant propagators, […]

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A Grapevine Toast

carved grapevine detail

A grapevine toast from the wine country of Sonoma, California! Our recent visit to the area endeared me all the more to grapevines and their culture, infusing grapevine Scriptures with a new depth of delight for having walked a land growing with grapes. Cheers, and welcome grapevine to the Plant Guide. Garden Visit to Robert […]

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Howard Garrett’s Bay Laurel Tree

Garrett's Mature Bay Laurel Tree

Howard Garrett, best known in north Texas as the Dirt Doctor, is our area’s go-to for advice and leadership on natural organic gardening. When he wrote last winter about his 30 year old bay laurel tree in his column for the Dallas Morning News, garden gumption kicked in and I moved boldly past my newbie-ness […]

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Where Can I Find Bible Plants in Pittsburgh?

Acacia leaf detail Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

What a marvelous weekend I enjoyed with fellow garden writers at the Garden Writers Association Symposium in Pittsburgh. There is a sort of madness in our souls when it comes to gardening! It was exciting, engaging and encouraging to be with those who work as I do to communicate the grand (and humbling!) story of […]

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