Archive | Gardens to Visit

San Antonio’s Sacred Garden

water fountain in SAcred Garden at SABOT

San Antonio’s Sacred Garden, a sheltered, hidden plot in the heart of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, holds a treasure trove of Biblical plants, a must-see for those who seek out the holiness of gardens. Actually, with a similar latitude and need for water savviness as the Levant, plants from the Bible are easy to […]

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Walking Through the Orchard

gift in hand from Carol Miller Kelley Orchard

Today’s return to A Tasteful Place, the edible gardening section of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, reveals a marvelous moment where hidden things of the Bible come to life. I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, […]

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Mayor Daley Goes to the Dentist

coneflowers and skyscrapers at Lurie Garden

Who transforms a dentist visit into a public garden to bless fellow citizens? These are the stories that come alive as garden writers gather together. Communicators from the gardening industry ventured to Chicago this month, uniting to spur each other on to be the best at what we do—bringing garden stories to you! We work […]

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Trust the Lord in Tulips

field of red tulips at Texas Tulips

What better way to take in the “flowers of the field” than to visit a field of flowers…look, look! My friend and trusted researcher, Kim Hagan, and I set out to do just that! Acting on a well-timed tip, we headed out for “Texas Tulips,” an otherwise common field nestled in north Texas farmland. Take […]

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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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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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