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Can plants seek to grab your attention?

A few years back I planted some minature hens and chickens plants as part of a larger group of flowers intended to spruce up the walkway leading to the front door to our house.  Let’s face it, hens and chickens are unique plants…but are they really that exciting??  The flower spike rises almost 8 inches into the air.

Check this out!

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The best ground cover ever!

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Our house is situated on a small lot so we have to be creative with our gardening efforts.

I have been most impressed using strawberries as ground cover around the house.

Other plants we use for landscaping include rhubarb, asparagus, tomatoes, herbs, red raspberries and blueberries.

Water and Light

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I love planting things in the spring and watching them grow over the summer.  This winter I became infatuated with the idea of growing lima beans; a vegetable plant I’ve never grown before.

Recently, my wife and I located a package of seeds at a garden store.  At the time it was way too early in the spring to plant them outdoors so we decided to replicate the experiment I did as a child at school.  Do you remember putting bean seeds in a glass of water with a paper towel stuffed in it to keep the seeds upright?

Handling the seeds, I was amazed at how hard and, well, dead-looking they were.  As you can see from the photo, we were successful at our experiment and one of them is now potted and awaits it’s final transplant in our garden.  (The other seed is going back in the glass of water.)

This fun project reminded me of how important life-giving water and light are to bring what appears to be a dead, dried up seed back to life.  We all need water and light to have abundant life.

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.  But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.  It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”  John 4:13-14 NLT
He rescues them from the grave so they may enjoy the light of life. Job 33:30 NLT