Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Chalk One Up * A Patient Gardener

A Patient Gardener

Just in case you can't read my handwriting (click on photo to enlarge) on this chalkboard, the verse says:

"A Man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, 'See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, "Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down."

Luke 13:6-9 NRSV

I can't believe this verse actually fit on this door! Believe me, I'm not a patient gardener. I do want to learn from this verse, though and apply it to my life.

I am impatient for this little redbud tree to grown and provide more shade and a place for the birds to sit.

I'm impatient for these two hostas that I transplanted this year to take off.

I'm impatient for these lilies in the foreground, that I transplanted, to get as big as the ones in the back.

I'm impatient for this variegated liriope to get large enough to divide. These little violas just pop up everywhere in my garden releaving me of my impatience. I promise to work on my very bad trait!


  1. I am the same way Catherine! I guess that is why I dont have many things planted yet! I like instant gratification. I definitely need to work on this too! Thank you for sharing this wonderful verse!


  2. Hi Cathie!
    I love your coffee shop painting in the previous post. I hope your client daughter gets her wish soon. Was a lovely reason to want a coffee shop!

    I am a very impatient gardener too-lol. Your gardens look wonderful.

  3. What a lovely place you have! Yep, that's my hometown. I'm always surprised that for such a small town, people tend to know about it. Funny.


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