In Praise of Plans

“Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:91‬ ‭ Plans are good. I’m hatching one now, in fact. I’ve been working on it on and off for several months now. I’m planning a Poets Garden. And one poet I plan to honour is Wordsworth. So I want to plant daffodils!Continue reading “In Praise of Plans”

The Finest Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ This ash tree is really putting on a show. She is dressed in gold – the very finest. Crimson ivy, a stone path, autumn sunshine, a pole fence, and you have a picture-perfect photo opp. It’s one of my very favouriteContinue reading “The Finest Gold”

For the Love of Colour

“They made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attached them to the hem of the robe.”‭‭Exodus‬ ‭39:24‬ ‭ Gardens are all about colour. From the moment the first tender green sprout appears to the moment frost kills the last sprig, colour reigns supreme. Yellow daffodils. Red roses. Pink petunias. Purple and blue delphiniums,Continue reading “For the Love of Colour”

‘Tis the Season

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ ‘Tis the season. Glory season. Everything is being upgraded. Green turns gold. Brown turns crimson. Bushes get bronzed, stalks fade yellow, ivies blush salmon pink. It’s stunning. My garden, joyful inContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

The Great Coverup

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ It’s chilly. Frost is in the air. You can feel it. Any day now, we will get our first sharp frost of the season. Tender annuals will get nipped and turn black. Good-bye,Continue reading “The Great Coverup”

Time to Transplant

“For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:13‬ ‭ Grab a spade. It’s transplanting season! While spring is the best time to do a lot of the planting phase in these parts, fall is a great time to transplant. That’s when you move one plantContinue reading “Time to Transplant”

It Gets a Little Messy

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭ It’s harvest time! All that work, coming to fruition. The planning. The purchasing of materials. The planting. The watering. (Oh, the watering I did this year!) The weeding. And now? The picking. And the work isn’t finishedContinue reading “It Gets a Little Messy”

The Lesson of the Long Haul

“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:6‬ ‭ It’s time. Fall bulbs are showing up in the stores. There are online catalogs aplenty. With fall weather comes fall planting season. Fall planting is fun – but not nearly as exciting as spring planting.Continue reading “The Lesson of the Long Haul”

Seeing Stars

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:41‬ ‭ I’m seeing stars. Do you see them, too? These lovely sedums are blooming their hearts out right now. I have six different kinds, and eachContinue reading “Seeing Stars”

It’s Time to Deadhead

“He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭ It’s time. Pruners in hand, I walk the garden paths, watching for patches like this lovely clump of blue Veronica. There’s a lot of deadheading to do.Continue reading “It’s Time to Deadhead”