Category Archives: Gardening

Nursing and Cursing

In a world of thorn and thistle, it takes more than wish and whistle to make a nice lawn. Or a good life. Continue reading

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New Grass and Old Lessons

Whether it’s reseeding a lawn or renovating a life, effort alone does not guarantee success; it takes something more. Continue reading

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Praying for Summer Rain

What kind of man prays for summer rain and then resents the thunder? Continue reading

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Working in the Dark

We can’t always know the full consequences of what we are doing but that is never a good excuse for not looking to see. Continue reading

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Tough Plantings

Does planting tomatoes in a parking lot prove I’m desperate or determined? Or just dumber than a cracked rock? Continue reading

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Blooms After the Freeze

Although the hard freeze killed the tomato plants, the peach tree still managed some fresh blooms! Hope and healing can follow disappointment. Continue reading

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Shared Beauty

Impressive, spectacular, beautiful: cannas lilies and people who reflect Christ in their lives. Continue reading

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Summer Eatin’

Our own tiny garden, some friends who like to share, and some old-fashioned cooking makes for some mighty fine daily bread… Continue reading

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Another Sad Sod Story

When we want a greener yard but it’s hot and dry, we could wait for a better season. Or we could work ourselves silly and pay a higher water bill! Continue reading

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End of a Dry April

Sometimes, just about the time I think my yard is never going to turn green… it starts to rain. Continue reading

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