New Plant Index for God’s Word for Gardeners

plants index title page with BIble garden plants

The days are fewer and fewer until the devotional essays of God’s Word for Gardeners Bible are published all new—in a revised, illustrated format. What fun it will be to enjoy glorious scenery and botanical flourish on the pages of plants and Words from Scripture, an inspiring daily dose of God’s beauty from His holy land!

Until then, please put this newly published Plant Index to work, a handy help to locate information and insight on the plants of the Bible featured in God’s Word for Gardeners Bible, structured as a supplement to the endnotes and bibliography.

Click here for a printable Plant Index – keep it with your copy of God’s Word for Gardeners Bible.

Page numbers reference pages of God’s Word for Gardeners Bible, of course; however, this entire index and many other cross-references will be incorporated into the new series, putting information at your fingertips for growing faith while growing your garden, connecting your landscape to the heart and heritage of ancient lands; that the routine of garden chores might become a melodic moment in God’s presence.

The Lord constantly infused His ways and wisdom in the imagery of the land and its vegetation—His generosity, His grace, His provision and abundance:

He causes grass to grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate,
producing food from the earth, wine that makes human hearts glad—
making his face shine with oil—and bread that sustains human hearts.
The trees of the Lord flourish, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.
There the birds make their nests; storks make their homes in the pine trees.
Psalm 104:14-17 CSB

May the mention of plants we cultivate and trees we enjoy in the great outdoors ground God’s spiritual blessings in reality, an earth we can work with our hands leading us to our God we get to know personally. Happy gardening!!

plants of Bible burst off pages

Plants from a common backyard, planted in the Bible: cantaloupe vine (melons), chamomile, nigella, Artemisia (wormwood), chicory (bitter herbs), hyssop, fig leaves, onions, dill, mint, boxwood

New Devotions Series

Head of BRIT Press B Lipscomb with S CrammBRIT Press, a non-profit publishing house supporting the natural conservation efforts of Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), is carrying out publication and production of the new Biblical botanical devotions books. We are gathering gardeners and God’s Word-lovers to help create this exquisite series. If you would like to become a supporter, please contact Barney Lipscomb, Head of BRIT Press, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, at


Photo Credits:
©2018 Shelley S. Cramm New Plant Index, Plants from the Bible from a home garden

©2017 Botanical Reseacrh Institute of Texas (BRIT), Rare Books Library, Collaboration Agreement with Barney L. Lipscomb, Head of BRIT Press, Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany and Shelley S. Cramm, author & gardener

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One Response to New Plant Index for God’s Word for Gardeners

  1. Kim Hagan June 12, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    I cannot wait to hear more about this!

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