From Tiny Seed

July 30, 2017/Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 The first vines appeared in this country at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia.  They were tiny little plants, hiding deep in their green leaves the beautiful flowers they would boast in summer – and the rampant growth that would, in the end, condemn them to the burn pile. Kudzu… Read More From Tiny Seed

Gardening 2.0

July 23, 2017/Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Weeds are plants that spring up in places where they are not wanted.  What you might consider a weed – those wild violets scattered across your lawn – I might think of as a lovely gift of early spring.  I celebrate their beauty; you resent their appearance in your pristine… Read More Gardening 2.0

Good Soil

July 16, 2017/Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 There is a chemistry to good soil, as anyone who has farmed much will tell you.  So it was that when I began taking classes to earn my Master Gardener designation, I found myself sitting through an excruciating three-hour lecture on soil chemistry.  A little background here.  As a young… Read More Good Soil