Posts Tagged ‘Garden’
The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey & Gretchen LeBuhn is a book I’m proud to not just display on my shelf but to turn too often when deciding what to plant in my yard. This book starts out explaining the importance of bees for our gardening and how they are needed to achieve a well nourished and thriving food source. It goes on to explain the recent colony collapse of bees and the steps one can take whether located in the city or country in making a positive impact to help restore this growing global problem.
I’ve been reading though The One Year Home and Garden Devotions since the first of January. What drew me to this book was the fact it mentions the word garden and home in the title. I adore gardening and I’m striving to be a better homemaker. I figured a book (especially a Christ-centered devotional) revolving around these two aspects would be a the perfect read with plenty of practical applications for someone like me.
Panda Pots™ Reusable Plant Cups are of top quality. Each are made in the USA out of 100% recycled plastic! These are generously sized at 3″ in diameter and 2.75″ deep. The sizing provides a step up from using certain plant trays that can over time get expensive and somewhat troublesome to use. I’ve found that in using too small of a start, it often does not allow enough room for a seedling to grow before transplanting it into the ground or a larger pot. Aside from using these pots for starters, I’ve found that the sizing allows for a primary home for smaller plants such as succulents and herbs.
Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life By Miriam Drennan is a beautiful book. I was drawn right away to this devotional because find great joy and take rest in gardening. Gardening concepts tied to scripture reading can offer one deep reflection upon the path taken in life with God. In fact, one of my favorite parables in the Bible told by Jesus is the parable of the sower also known as the parable of the soil. A garden is where humans first began fellowship with God and in knowing this I feel there’s no better a center than a garden to revolve a devotional book around.
It’s no surprise that The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden by Karen Newcomb is a best selling guide. It’s chock full of information in an easy to understand format that’s suitable for the beginner as well as for the more advanced gardener. The completely revised version will have one well on their way in utilizing even the smallest of spaces to grow their own organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers! This year I’ve been following the methods suggested in this book for my own raised bed gardens and patio pots. I can already see a favorable difference compared to the garden I attempted last year .