Rudyard Kipling said that “Gardens are not made by singing “Oh how beautiful” and sitting in the shade.”  Indeed, gardening is a lot of work, and yet, for me the best form of meditation and prayer. The English poet Dorothy Gurney (1858-1932) said it best:

The kiss of the sun for pardon

The song of the birds for mirth

One is nearer to God’s heart in the garden

Than anywhere else on earth



Our garden is in Sunset Zone 23 – 24  and  USDA zone 10 a- b

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