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San Antonio’s Sacred Garden

water fountain in SAcred Garden at SABOT

San Antonio’s Sacred Garden, a sheltered, hidden plot in the heart of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, holds a treasure trove of Biblical plants, a must-see for those who seek out the holiness of gardens. Actually, with a similar latitude and need for water savviness as the Levant, plants from the Bible are easy to […]

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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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Magnificence in the Manger Scene

old family manger scene

And this is my prayer for us, dear Gardeners, on the first of December: May the beautiful, ancient Christmas story glitter with something new. May a facet of the story—the timing, the relationships, a precious detail, perhaps—catch our eye, our heart, kindling deeper devotion. May a dimension open up, take our breath away, and draw […]

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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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Where Can I Find Bible Plants in Pasadena?

Sycomore fruit and leaf LA ARboretum

Last month garden writers assembled to fill our hearts with fortitude and the forward progress that comes in gathering together. The Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium is a joyful congregation of writers of all sorts—blogs, books, garden news columns, garden catalogs, etc.—along with those who represent the full range of our writing material: plant propagators, […]

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Celebrate the Harvest with Barley Biscotti

barley biscotti and pomegranate leaves

As autumn settles in, the delights of the harvest are ours to celebrate. The pell-mell pandemonium and near panic of watering, weeding, and watching over plants for pests and fertilizing needs all summer are put to rest. Harvest fruits are frozen for future use or captured deliciously in salads, sauces, soups, pies, and preserves. Of […]

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