Our garden has been flourishing since we’ve started again! It’s reminded me of so many passages in Scripture that talk about God and gardens, His pruning us and tending to us. Everyday it is such a joy to go out and tend it. Even just looking out our window to see it, along with the butterflies and moths that flit around in it, brings me so much joy each day.
My husband bought me a dragonfly light that changes beautiful colors at night to light the garden. So we’ve nicknamed it Dragonfly Garden ❤ It is so sweet.
I’ve seen a ladybug on our giant spinach leaves every time I’ve gone out this week, eating away the pests that would harm the plants. And to my surprise, I saw a blue dragonfly on one of jalapeno plant leaves!! It sat there for awhile and let me look at it 😀 It was so awesome and gave new meaning to our naming it Dragonfly Garden.
We have such an abundance of cabbages, Swiss chard, and spinach it is finally helping our grocery bill since we no longer have to buy our salad greens (something we bought weekly) for our sandwiches and salads. It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to go out to this garden that I and my son have planted together, and pick food for our table and know that it’s bringing in an abundance of nourishing vitamins and minerals to our family!
I always wanted to be a woman who had a sustainable garden – a woman who genuinely loved and enjoyed gardening.
It’s kind of strange to see that I’ve achieved this goal now. Last year our tomato plants did so amazing we had a production each week to eat off of, so hopefully we can get back up to that again… but I’m particularly happy about our spinach leaves 😀 they cost a lot at our grocery store, and it’s just so fulfilling to be growing an abundance of them right in our backyard!
“For the Lord will comfort Zion [in her captivity];
He will comfort all her ruins.
And He will make her wilderness like Eden (the most beautiful garden),
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and the voice of a melody.”
“And the Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your soul in scorched and dry places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.“
God is the Gardener…
“For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together];
you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.”
1 Corinthians 3:9