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”

Take a Load Off

“Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭6:31‬ ‭ It was great advice. So I took it, of course. It ran as follows: placeContinue reading “Take a Load Off”

The Fungus Phenomenon

“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ Odd. Distinctly odd. It’s been terribly dry this summer. I set up a sprinkler to water a patch of grass, to keepContinue reading “The Fungus Phenomenon”

Hotter Than Hades Harvest

“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭ They are healthy. They are a great texture. They are a bright colour. So why, might you ask, am I complaining about my peppers? And I am. I really am. Let me start at the beginning. WayContinue reading “Hotter Than Hades Harvest”

One Thing

“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.””‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ See these lovely yellow flowers? These are called ‘evening primroses’. I’ve never grown them before, so I needed to spend some quality time researching them. What light conditions do they like? What kind of soil? How close canContinue reading “One Thing”

Who Knew?

“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Look what I found! (You look puzzled. You don’t know what this is?) Interesting. (That’s okay. I didn’t know what it was either, until I looked it up.) It’s a wee patch of Field Bird’s Nest Fungus! Until yesterday I didn’tContinue reading “Who Knew?”

My Little Angry Friend

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people…”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:24‬ I met someone new. Light build, kinda cute, a little on the hairy side. And whoooeee, was he angry. Which is really, really odd. I mean, I’ve met thousands of bees. There are more than a dozen species active in my garden, and in 30Continue reading “My Little Angry Friend”

The Temp

“The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:16‬ ‭ She’s a real beauty, this daylily. She’s all that. And a bag of chips. But she doesn’t strut her stuff. She doesn’t twirl and sashay and make all the other flowers feel inferior. Not one bit. The thing is,Continue reading “The Temp”

What the Moss Said

“There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:10‬ ‭ Yesterday I went for a walk. Just a wee exploration, nothing spectacular or strenuous. And I was kinda amazed by what I overheard. Moss. Talking. (Don’t call your favourite psychologist just yet. I need to clarify what I meanContinue reading “What the Moss Said”

Fasciation Factor

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ Do you notice anything? Look closer. A little closer… See it? A fasciated flower! (Don’t look at me so blankly. Y’all know I’m getting to the explanation.) This plant is a spikeContinue reading “Fasciation Factor”