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August 2, 2016

Have you heard the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: A weed is a plant whose virtues have never been discovered? Not so for the dandelion whose leaves can be put in salad, whose flowers can be pressed into wine, whose milky sap can be made into latex.

I have looked out at...

July 27, 2016

Gazing balls have graced gardens for hundreds of years dating back to the 13th Century, so I was a little surprised when my friend asked, “What’s the point of those shiny balls in the yard? I don’t get it.”

Gazing balls act like 3D mirrors in the garden, as the name sug...

July 19, 2016

Thirty years and a day ago:

I wasn't married.

I wasn't a Christian.

I'd never grown anything...legally.

Boy, what a difference a few decades makes. Do you give yourself the chance to believe that anything is possible?

Sometimes we despair that our kids or our own future is...

July 12, 2016

When is the best time to water your plants?

We had a neighbor who used to come home from work, light up a smoke and water her lawn. It might not have been the most effective watering time or method, but you could tell she really enjoyed it.

And who can argue that we do w...

July 6, 2016

If it's true what Steven Pressfield says in his book titled, "Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t,"

why start a gardening blog?

I want to plant hope. I want to share the lessons the garden has taught me and apply them not only to plants but to life.

In a day and age where terr...

June 27, 2016

There’s a saying in gardening that will save you lots of guesswork: right plant, right spot. As I mentioned in the last blog, it’s not uncommon for well-meaning home owners to kill more than half the plants they buy.  You go to the store, find a beautiful flower, get i...

June 20, 2016

   Have you put your hands in the dirt yet this year? Whether it’s a tomato plant, a seed packet or some starter flowers, the time is upon us to plant. And while flowers nicely prepared in a basket or prearranged herb pots look adorable, I highly recommend that yo...

June 16, 2016

Modern Christian wives are strong, capable and ready for action...until it comes to submission. Unlike our beauty or our "church-face," submission is a hidden matter of the heart.

 In this 8-week Bible study, we will look at the principles of 1 Peter 3: 1 - 6 and learn...

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