Sunday, January 15, 2012

Garden Blooming Blog Day - GBBD - January 2012

Iris, Valerian and budding roses are curbside visual joy
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
~Philippians 4:8 NIV

Sea Lavendar Statice (limonium perezii) is ubiquitous to even non-gardener gardens
 "Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."
~ Matthew 5:48 The Message Bible

With a warm winter, the earliest pruned roses are beginning to leaf and bud out
  What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.
~Job 22:28 NIV

Not remembering the bright blue flower head at this critican moment- I pledge to tag specimens of note):-
"The Lord's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him."
~Psalm 32:10

Red Valerian dances about the garden, and beyond

"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
~ Proverbs 4:23 Today's NIV"

A garden can never have too many daylilies.
 "Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."
~ Matthew 5:48 The Message Bible

Orchids tell if you are an attentive "mother". Treat them well and they will bloom. Ignore- they sulk.
Mine promise flowers for Valentines Day.

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
~Proverbs 16:3 NIV

The tropical Billbergia is a refuge child long-ago escaping my mother's tropical garden- I know not when. The Sunset Western Garden Guide recommends regular watering, but mine only seems to need love.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:4-7   NIV

Thank you to Good Thoughts Blog for making the research for Bible Quotes so EASY!

Linking up to Carol May Dreams Garden Blooming Blog Day.


  1. Great garden shots! What a difference a good camera makes! xo

  2. Lydia,

    What a perfect blog for this Sunday morning. Love reading the Bible scriptures. Very fitting.

    Funny because just a few minutes ago John, Daryl, Becky and I were having a conversation about what we want for our funeral/buriel. (It was a fun and light hearted conversation tho) I told them they can do anything they want with me but I have ONE request. That request is just to comfort my loved ones. I want read the 23rd Psalms. My favorite and very comforting.

    Have a good one and don't work too hard!

    XO Trisha

  3. Oh Lydia, you are sure putting that new camera to great use. You can now add photo-journalist to your resume! ;-)


  4. I would love to see your Garden. There are so many BEAUTIFUL Plants in it and ALL pampered with Love! Because of my Health situation, it is probably not possible, but seeing pictures of your Garden is always ALWAYS, a great treat.


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