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by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 09:35 PM
Bible [angel] Gardens....

I've been doing some researching on them...
And I know one or two of our members have them.
But I just wanted to post them and information to see if anyone had anything to add to them...

or even might want to start one..

100+ Plants in the Biblical Garden

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Barb Illinois Zone 5 on April 09, 2005 08:51 AM
Weezie, bless you! [kissies] This is such an interesting type of garden. I believe there's one at an old Episcopal church in Chicago; I'll have to find out for sure. Have you ever heard of Shakespearian (sp?) gardens? I think they were all the rage at one time and were designed to use all the plants/flowers mentioned in his works. It's amazing how many different garden themes there are, isn't it?

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by weezie13 on April 10, 2005 01:07 AM
Barb,
I really like these gardens...

I haven't the room here, but some day,
I will attempt something, somewhere's, somehow!!!

I have alot of the flowers already, just
got to get them together and get a big Mary..
*I have a small one right now, but would like
a bigger one to watch over my yard..

Now my girlfriend, she's using a rock...
A big, huge rock for the center piece...
Will look very nice when she's done...

No, I haven't heard of the Shakespearan *sp* one's. I'll have to do some hunting for some info.

I had heard of the Bible Gardens, and The Blessed Virgin Mary Gardens... With the Mary gardens, each flower represented a part of Mary...
And the Bible one's are also Medicinal values' or properties...as like Jesus healed the sick...

All quite interesting....

Weezie

P/S Do you have one Barb???

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by nemi on April 11, 2005 06:42 PM
This is interesting..i have never heard of any of these kinds of gardens. Could you tell me more about them, or give me a link where i can read more? We don't have much garden activity in norway, so i havn't heard of much of the things others thinks is common knowledge.

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2005 07:36 PM
Hi Nemi,
They are a wonderful!!!

For the Mary Gardens, each plant represents a part of Mary, and many gardeners have many different ideas on how to do them...
They will find a statue of Mary for the center attraction, usually and plant the flowers in some formation around her....

For the Bible Gardens, each plant represents a plant that was mentioned in the Bible, ***most are believed to be used as medicinal plants, or in a healing process as did Jesus healed the sick.* Not that he used them, but the regular folks used by trial and error into finding cures for what ailed them longggggggggggg before modern medicine came along and "take two aspirin's and call me in the morning came about" [Wink] [Big Grin]

If you go to the top link I posted, with all the plants, there is a place to click on home, and it'll get you to the front page section..
Lot's of more information there than I can give you.
Also, I found a link that can get some free seeds from one, but I'll post it in a wee~bit, as my wee~one is chompin' at the bit here to go swing.

I'll be back!!!'

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Barb Illinois Zone 5 on April 17, 2005 03:28 AM
Weezie, HI! [wayey]
No, I'm too scatterbrained to stick to a list for the garden. I have a hard enough time keeping track of what I planted where, lol! I have tried growing different flowers for several reasons; lots of times because I read about them in a novel or a mystery. Some I've tried to grow because they grew where my Mom was raised in Austria and where my great-aunt lived in Holland during the war. Some I get the "gotta have its" for when I see them in a magazine or at a botanical garden and then the hunt is on! Many of the plants I chose became prolific growers and others just faded away. It's always fun to stretch a little and see what I can do. My goal this year is to put in more perennials for bloom in July and August in yellow, orange, magenta and purple--hot colors for hot times! Much of the season will be spent redoing a 25' long raised bed along the foundation wall. I've ignored it for the past couple of years and now must pay the piper, lol.

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"WHOO HOO! WHAT A RIDE!"
by ButtonsMom on April 18, 2005 03:38 AM
Hi! [wayey] I'm one of the members with a Biblical garden. [angel] I started it last year and it's coming along well. [Cool] You can find lots of info on google. The center of mine is an apple tree (remember Eve?) I'm using plants mentioned in the Bible Hyssop, Aloe, lilies, etc) as well as those with Biblical sounding names: Jacob's Ladder, Solomon's Seal, etc. There's a seating area, and I found a nice little lamb. Already had the angels and there will be a water feature this year. It's a work in progress, but it's been great. [thumb]

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2005 06:20 AM
Hey Buttons' mom,
I was hopin' you'd post to this!!!
Maybe sometime we can get you to post a link
to your garden and take a peak at them!!! [kissies] [thumb] [flower] [angel] [grin]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by ButtonsMom on April 19, 2005 03:14 PM
[wayey] Hi Weezie! You gotta know I'll be posting on this one. [Cool] My cottage, pond, and patio gardens are older and more established, so there are more photos of those. Only 3 shots right now on the Biblical (since until last fall it was just a regular garden). But I'm sure many more will be going up as the project progresses this year. Right now the daffodils are dominant. Check my photos at
Bottonsmom's Webshots Gardens Enjoy and let me know what you think. Nobody ever signs those books [angel]

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by weezie13 on April 19, 2005 04:12 PM
Thanks Buttonsmom!!!
Those are sooooooo beautiful flowers...
I [Cool] love [Love] your [flower] gardens [thumb] !!!
You have done such a gorgeous job on your garden.
Thanks for sharing those photo's with us!!!

Weezie

P/S I edited your post so we could have a direct link to your webshots....

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by weezie13 on April 19, 2005 04:27 PM
I posted a note to the "guest book" but couldn't
figure out how to view the guest book after I posted a message?????
Do you see how I can view them??? <img border="0" alt="[perplexed]" title="" src="im/graemlins/confused.gif" /> [dunno]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by ButtonsMom on April 20, 2005 03:56 AM
Weezie, Thanks for making that link for me. [thumb] I don't know why it wouldn't work when I typed it in. [dunno] When I go to the site, each album shows a link "view guestbook" you should be able to click on that and see your entry. You're all alone in there. Webshots records show that a whole lot of people have looked, but nobody likes to sign. [tongue] I nearly always sign guestbooks. [wayey]

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by weezie13 on April 20, 2005 06:48 AM
quote:
don't know why it wouldn't work when I typed it in.
When you typed it in, these *< >* were too close to the www. part and were connected, so I just redid it in the URL button and gave it your name.

And I saw my post on your guest book...Must be when I did it, it didn't show up right away...

I just wanted to tell you again, how much I love your floral arrangements too...
I think that is such a nice idea that you do that for the church...and what fun!!!
I dont' have enough "cut flowers" to do that.....

I always have little flowers *like for pansy sized flowers* and am always looking for tiny flower vases, but not much luck finding them...

Anyhow, Thanks again for posting your pictures!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Starla in GA on April 23, 2006 06:06 PM
Wow, what a GORGEOUS garden! Now I have to go out and buy some Foxglove too [flower] [angel] [flower]

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Pictures of: My back yard "garden" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107756626&idx=0
Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Deborah L. on April 23, 2006 06:27 PM
ButonsMom !!!!!!!!! What a beautiful idea, a Bible garden !!!!!!!!!!! I have long been interested in the herbs of the Bible. I used to toy with the idea of putting theme herb bowls together for sale, using herbs of the Bible, such as mint, rue, hyssop, and cilantro (the seeds are what is coriander).
Your phrase, "Thyme Began in a Garden" is beautiful ! The Garden of Eden !

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by netty on April 24, 2006 01:46 AM
Hi Buttonsmom [wavey]
I tried to leave a note in your guest book but it said I needed to log in to leave a comment. Maybe that's why you have nothing in your guestbook [dunno]
Your garden is gorgeous! Great job [thumb]

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by weezie13 on April 24, 2006 04:55 AM
Isn't it though,
I love taking peaks at it....
And she does flower arrangements for the church
too, they are GORGEOUS!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by angelblossom on April 24, 2006 06:42 AM
ButtonsMom... I saw your pictures! Wonderful!! Funny how a lot of us have some of those same flowers in your own yard I also have angelstatues and Mother Mary of Jesus Statues I'd never hear of this untilll now How wonderful!

I Did leave a Message for you there !! [Cool] [angel] [thumb] [thumb] [flower]

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by weezie13 on April 24, 2006 08:00 AM
There's also Virgin Mary Gardens....
Each flower represents certain parts of Mary.

If I ever have time, hahahahaha, I'm going to do those...

I have a Mary statue, just a little one...

And I have my eye on a St. Francis Statue at my local grocery story, it's pretty tall too, but out of my budget right now..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Rosepetal on April 25, 2006 12:25 PM
ButtonsMom

What a beautiful job you have done with your gardens. I loved going thro' your pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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by mizzeliz on April 25, 2006 01:47 PM
This is a question for Buttons Mom, did your hoya flowers smell like chocolate when they bloomed? I had a hoya a few years ago that bloomed profusely and the blooms smelled like chocolate. Unfortunately this hoya like two since developed a bad case of bugs and died. Now I'm working on a perennial garden. I will post pictures as soon as we get a new camera.

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by ButtonsMom on May 21, 2006 07:10 AM
No, my hoya doesn't smell like chocolate at all. In fact, it has a rather unpleasant odor. If it weren't so pretty, I wouldn't keep it around.

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by Squirrel on May 21, 2006 12:46 PM
Buttonmoms, your garden is just beautiful. Especially the Bible Garden and the Pond. Wish I had that much room. Envy!!!! lol Sue

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by Gardenewbie on May 22, 2006 03:24 PM
love your Bible Garden, am going to look into that idea myself. very appealing to me.

thanks so much for sharing.

gardenewbie
by ButtonsMom on May 23, 2006 12:44 AM
[wavey] The Bible garden is a work in progress and constantly changing. Right now we are creating a natural rock wall behind it. (Visual separation between my garden and a rather unruly field) At first I was looking into one of those pricey walls from a dealer, but too expensive and I couldn't get the right effect. So, DH has been gathering huge red rocks for me and we're using them. In front of the wall will be a small rock waterfall and bench.

We're using the rocks for the base of my new bench, and a hand cut 3" plank of wood for the seat.

New additions this year: Grapevine, several grasses (including Morning Light and Elijah blue), "Remember Me" Hosta, Aloe, Sago Palm, and some tiny blue Forget-me-nots (placed by a sleeping angel to honor a grandchild we lost).

I'll post the photos on webshots when it's done.

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by weezie13 on May 24, 2006 01:13 AM
Heyyyyyy Buttonsmom, How the heck are you??

I still love going thru your album and seeing
that gorgeous garden...

I did just put a link to this post in another post about a cutting garden, and I told them to go take a peak at your gardens and your floral arrangements you do.... [flower] [Cool] [flower] [thumb] [clappy] [flower]
Here's the very begining of the post, about Cutting Gardens....

I can not wait for some more pictures in your album...I enjoy seeing them... [Cool] [clappy]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Triss on May 24, 2006 12:00 PM
Amazing gardens. I just last week happened upon a website for Biblical gardens and want to create on over at my in-laws house. They already have the apple tree so it is just a matter of adding to the area and making it more than a patch of dirt with a few trees in it.

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by JV on May 24, 2006 11:45 PM
Buttonsmom tried to sign your guestbook said I have to sign in first. Not a webshot member so I couldn't . Your gardens are very beautiful.

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