Water-Colored Plants for Your Garden

Water-Colored Plants for Your Garden

dusty miller lambs ear Artemisia leaves float in water

By now we are hitting the stride of summer, ready for refreshment from the hot rays of sunshine. Many gardeners add water features to their botanical sanctuaries for just this reason, to hear the gurgles and splashes and have the sounds effect them with psychological coolness. I am not that handy, nor responsible enough to […]

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Blue Wheat in Time for Feast of Weeks

Utrecht Blue wheat heads grown in a garden

We all love our amber waves of grain, but did you know wheat comes in blue? When I first saw Utrecht Blue wheat offered by Botanical Interests seed company, I was an instant fan! I love to interweave plants of the Bible in garden design, and thought this would be a whimsical way to grow […]

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A Small Flower’s Big Story

small flowers of star of Bethlehem

Spring’s perennial flowers include the age-old star of Bethlehem. This may be the delight of your garden’s returning flourish, or the disdain! Depending on your region, these small flowers are greeted with a smile or a scourge; they bring bright, starry-joy to flower beds, or they mount a full-scale invasion. And there was a great […]

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In Praise of Public Gardens

bench surrounded in flowers in public gardens

This week is National Public Gardens week, May 13th—May 19th, initiated by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), a sort of reminder to “stop and smell the roses.” While plantings at our nation’s public gardens include so much more than roses, the sentiment is the same — to halt our harried lives, be still, and […]

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“Surely” Poppies

"surely" poppies in the garden

On this National Day of Prayer, let us gather in God’s steadfast presence and recount his protection and provision. Surely the existence of our nation could not be a more perfect demonstration of God’s guidance and blessing; in God we trust! Speaking of, this word stands out in searching the praises of God in the […]

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United in Prayer

mustard flower in the garden

May the God who inspires men to endure, and gives them a Father’s care, give you a mind united towards one another because of your common loyalty to Jesus Christ. And then, as one man, you will sing from the heart the praises of God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So open your […]

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Pinnacle of Garden Prayers

olive fruits on branches

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet […]

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Garden Prayers for Persecutors

garden path invites prayer

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44 – […]

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Prayers That Bring Them Back

blooming beauties

The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. So the Lord brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon. In his distress he sought the favor of […]

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Working Turned to Praying

fresh carrots from the working garden

As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. 1 Samuel 12:23 NIV Gardeners, we have much work to do, and we’re not talking about weeding, watering, or planting pots. Why not direct our thoughts, while our souls are rejoicing in taking care […]

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