In her poem ‘God’s Garden’, Dorothy Gurney penned these
lines: One is nearer God’s Heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth. I think there is a lot of truth in these
words. God put the first man and woman in a Garden and walked and talked with
them there. The final picture we have in the Bible of the future is a heavenly, abundant, life-giving Garden. There is something special about the beauty of living
plants growing and blooming and showing His glory, so it is not surprising that
we can feel God’s presence in a garden.
They are going to seed again now that our warmer weather has
arrived, but that gives space to grow different vegetables, like silverbeet:
and some of the self-sown pumpkin ended up in a good batch
Zucchinis are forming nicely:
and the new passionfruit vine and pawpaw tree are growing apace
but are a bit small for fruit yet.
Talking of fruit, with Christmas approaching, Australians begin thinking about the wonderful cherries that are grown in some of our cooler climate areas and are a highlight of the Christmas fruit that becomes available. With that in mind, I have some cherries on the October month mini-quilt in the Days of Delight 2022 BOM design.
There's a lot to learn about gardening, but I am very conscious that I can plant, cultivate, fertilise and water, but ultimately it is God who sends the sunshine and rain and makes them grow. Yes, I know God is near when I am in my garden.