Happy Old Year!

happy old year in a field of heart-kissed clovers

When was the last time you compared pictures of your garden, spring to fall? or year to year? I am always astounded at the growth (and at my forgetfulness!) whenever I come across photos of an earlier snapshot of my garden. What encouragement! If such transformations have already taken place, how much more will the ones I now hope for come about?

Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
Psalm 111:24 NIV

In this manner, today is a look back at the Garden in Delight blogs—all the goodness of the happy old year! Remembering how we have grown our gardens and flourished our faith, together we can count on more goodness in the happy New Year.

A Happy Old Year of Garden Blogs

a viola volunteers in the garden

Garden Devotions: A Garden’s Good Hope, Bible Brambles & Pentecost, National Day of Prayer, Magnificence in the Manger Scene & the Seasons — Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

an evergreen garden features glory of Lebanon plants

Garden Design Ideas: Plant a Pot O’ Bible, Chamomile Lawn, Planting Bitter Herbs, Water from a Rock, Planting Mums, Seed Saving, Birds & Evergreen Branches


Garden Visits: Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Bible Plants in Atlanta, Hoyt Arboretum, New York’s Central Park

pot of Bible herbs and edibles

Lenten Devotions: The Lord Knows, The Lord Forgives, The Lord Heals, The Lord’s Possibilities, The Lord’s Prevailing, The Lord’s Victory

cooking the crucifers

Garden Recipes: Apple-Apricot Jelly Rosette Pastries, Kale & Date Salad, Roasted Leeks & Crucifers

If You Can Keep IT by ERic Metaxas with red pears

Book Reviews: The Printer & the Preacher, If You Can Keep It

bees love almond trees

New Plants to the Plant Guide: Almond, Cedar of Lebanon, Chamomile, Chicory, Endive

H is for Hyssop

Poems for A-to-Z Primer of Plants from God’s Word: A is for Almond, B is for Bitter Herbs, C is for Cedar of Lebanon, D is for Date Palm, H is for Hyssop, Z is for Zera’

New in 2017

Garden in Delight blog retreats for the month of January to savor the holidays and get organized for the New Year. I will miss you, and look forward to more garden-faith adventures together! When we return on Groundhog Day, February 2nd, it will be a “joy-packed reunion,” exploring more plants for our gardens from the pages of God’s Word, more taste-and-see goodness in garden-to-table recipes, and a Lenten series on the trees of the Bible beginning in March.

Until then, check in on my Instagram page for snippets of #Godswordforgardeners

Happy New Year!

[ To Be Bold with God’s Gifts ] Every time I say your name in prayer—which is practically all the time—I thank God for you, the God I worship with my whole life in the tradition of my ancestors. I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion.
2 Timothy 1:3-4 The Message

Photo Credits: ©2016 Shelley S. Cramm

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