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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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A Lenten Look at Trees: Olive

olive tree still life Rogers Garden CA

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable the table, their fruits found easily in […]

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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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Bread of Heaven

coriander seed with bread

He fed them well with the bread of heaven. Psalm 105:40 NIV Continuing our Lenten bread adventure, let us take in the bread of heaven. This puzzling provision was deposited with the dew on the Sinai desert floor every day during the 40 years of wandering by the people of Israel. The name given to the mysterious, […]

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A Most, Best Christmas Gift

'Ruby Streaks' mustard growing in a Texas garden

O dear, this glorious season of wonder has once again drawn me into too much to-do! Somewhere between the most wonderful time of the year and glory in the highest is an exaggeration of what I can possibly accomplish. However, as the angel commands, Fear not! This is the promised land of hyperbole, designed to […]

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A Bearing Fruit Breakfast

granola made with Bible ingredients

For those of you who have been reading NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible since springtime, you must be nearly to the essays on Bearing Fruit. One of the strongest garden metaphors in God’s Word, fruit bearing is pictured wonderfully in the horticultural details of pomegranates and pistachios. Enjoy a breakfast recipe celebrating both fruits, and more of […]

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