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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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The Great Apple-Apricot Debate

apples and apricot jelly highlight Scripture's fruit debate

Admittedly only Biblical botanical plant geeks debate such things as whether “apples” in Scripture were actually apricots?! Perhaps it was the hint in Proverbs— Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Proverbs 25:11 NIV —the nuance of amberish, glowy color that caused scholars to suspect the true fruit species […]

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Where Can I Find Bible Plants in Atlanta?


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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Autumn Apples

Apples fill a bike basket-filtered

Autumn is here and hopefully trees are heavy-laden with apples, their crisp, tart crunch capturing the brisk air and invigorating flavor that we love about fall. Bundle up for a bike ride or orchard picking–or a bike ride to orchard picking! Or celebrate autumn’s arrival by falling into an apple devotion, featured in God’s Word for […]

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Hope Refreshed

crabapple trees in Quebec, Canada

O, the hope in knowing that just on the other side of these hot August days are the crisp nights of Autumn, with a revitalizing chill at dusk and dawn! “Refresh me with apples,” the beloved appeals (Song of Songs 2:5), stirring visions of one of fall’s favorite crops. Wait with me, hope with me, in whatever […]

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