Gather Us: An Herb Garden's  Lesson

Gather Us: An Herb Garden’s Lesson

herb garden planted for family Thanksgiving feast

Here come the great seasons of thanks and giving! America’s tradition of gathering together to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, with Hanakkah and Christmas a little further down the way, promises a glorious expression of the psalmist’s sentiment: Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to […]

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Autumn Garden Glorifies

pomegranate tree in autumn garden glory

Fall temperatures have finally settled in, and with them much garden work to do to tidy up and take down the tremendous plant growth of spring and summer. Though it appears we are at garden’s end, spring has already begun in our hearts…don’t we have the bulb orders to prove it!?! In this manner, the […]

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A Patio Romance: ‘Little Miss Figgy’ Meets Peppy Le Pom™

Little Miss Figgy and Peppy Le Pom cultivars of fig and pomegranate together on a patio

Looking to add a little love to your garden or patio this fall? No doubt you will grow hopelessly fond of two patented plants recently introduced by trusted brands: Southern Living Plant Collection, showcasing Ficus carica ‘Little Miss Figgy,’ and Proven Winners, revealing Punica granatum ‘Peppy Le Pom’™. This Miss-and-Mister make a great match for […]

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Discover a Hidden Rose

Ringo-TM rose by Proven Winners

This just in from the GardenComm Annual Conference & Expo: The Ringo™ Rose, Rosa x, an up-and-coming, patented cultivar marketed by Proven Winners. Upon learning of the latest plants as we garden communicators assembled last month, I was instantly smitten with the cheery flowers covering this new rosebush and its continual blooming. Impish joy abounds […]

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God’s Word in the Gardens of Salt Lake City

entry to Healing Homes and Gardens of Salt Lake City

Once again, GardenComm International members united from across the country and across ever-growing modes of communication, converging on the gardens of Salt Lake City last week. Reunions among colleagues were as energizing as ever, spurring each other on to carry on with the great message of getting out to the garden to as many people […]

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Monica’s Mint Mocktails

a pair of mint mocktails ready for a refreshing weekend

This mint mocktails-garden story begins at summer’s start, when I had a late night text from my friend Monica that every gardener waits to hear: It was a love-your-neighbor moment like no other. Inspired by a recipe, she thought of me, and my gardening work—that I would have mint to share—O, the love! Her esteem […]

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Garden Details

intricately painted rock in a garden bed

I received a treasured gift from my cousin Becky, an ornament for my garden with the most brilliant detail!! Pictured here in a patch of bee balm, the stone is adorned with her intricately painted design. Whenever I catch its glimpse, my mind drifts to the jeweled breastplates crafted for the Israelites’ priests, and I […]

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Sacred Gardens in DC

WAshington Monument declares Laus Deo at its highest peak

How goes the summer adventures?! Hopefully you have tip-toed out to a few garden tours this summer amid business travel and family road trips. In June, I visited Washington, D.C. to present at the annual American Public Gardens Association conference, as part of my publishing relationship with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) Press. […]

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Freedom to Read: Presidents’ Gardens Book Review

presidents gardens book review

Take it from a Texas gardener—July is a time to quit gardening and hit the books! With all in place from spring gardening’s planting flurry, let summer’s heat lead you to retreat, and may your garden become a gorgeous backdrop to reading a great book. My personal pick this summer: All the Presidents’ Gardens by […]

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July 4th Prayer to Ponder

flag for a July 4th prayer

A July 4th Prayer – Imagine that someone formed the land— because He did. Then He planted it specially for you— because He did. And the land was full of so much to see and discover: splashing brooks, fields, ravines, vistas filled with fruit trees, forested majesty, and dainty blooming herbs for bees. And He […]

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