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Plant a Remembrance of Rejoicing

soft caress mahonia fronds close up view

What gardener would not be delighted by a holiday celebrated with a plant list?! The final appointed celebration decreed by the Lord in Leviticus 23 (also Exodus 23 and Deuteronomy 16) is the Feast of Tabernacles (also called Feast of Ingathering or Booths, or Sukkot in Hebrew), taking place this week, September 24th to September 30th. […]

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Yearly Joy with Leafy Myrtle Trees

myrtle branches from dreamstime

Today’s blog is planted in the Jewish high holy days, with the Feast of Tabernacles beginning next week. The Feast of Tabernacles, also called Feast of Booths or Feast of Ingathering, is the third of three yearly festivals or appointments with the Lord, the one celebrated with the most joy! And why not? ALL the […]

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A Citron Fruit Celebration

citron myrtle cookies 1

What is it about the Christmas season that calls us to come home? “Home for the Holidays” is a popular decorating idea and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” rings from the radio, giving voice to the cry of our hearts to come home. And this where cakes and cookies come in—baked goods are such a […]

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Myrtle, A Growing Success

myrtle blossom detail Huntington Botanic Gardens

Myrtle is a veiled treasure from the Bible, one I was delighted to discover in researching God’s Word for Gardeners. Though overshadowed in internet searches by crape myrtles, a botanically unrelated plant, myrtle is abundant in the Mediterranean region and widely adapted Arizona and Southern California as another water savvy plant. Myrtle endures scant water situations, […]

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“Water Savvy”

water savvy vitex with purple flowers

“Water savvy” is my favorite new word from Adam Schwerner, heard at last month’s Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium….for aren’t we all a little dreary with talk of drought tolerance? You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there […]

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