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"Armloads of Blooms"

Since my early days of gardening, I have vowed that SOMEday I would be able to gather “armloads of blooms” from my own garden.

This year…I’m there!

I used to flip through the pages of every gardening magazine I could get my hands on in absolute awe of gardens spilling over with color. I imagined their intoxicating fragrance and how the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds would dart around from one flower head to the next. This year my own garden is all abuzz with activity and I am loving it!

Though I am thoroughly enjoying my garden this year, I have to admit, each year it teaches me something new. Each year, I learn a little something more about the very special space beyond the iron gate. It's easy to guess that gardening in general teaches us to be patient. But this year, she's teaching me to listen.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) NIV

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

(Romans 10:17) ESV

My garden is my quiet place to tend, to create, to enjoy, to reflect and to listen. Our gardens are a reflection of our creative selves, a culmination of generations and traditions. If you have a special outdoor space, I'd love to hear about it below in the Comments section.

I hope you have a wonderful week and create something lovely today! Happy Gardening!

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