Friday, June 5, 2009
Spots of Green Amidst the Scorching Times
~Sedums growing in an old enamel-ware dish pan, placed in my herb garden. ~
I have sedums planted in a variety of old chicken feeders, hollowed rocks and logs, old pots and pans. I have also planted sedums in some of the very dry areas of our gardens, graveled areas , planters placed in hard to keep watered areas.The sedums bloom and thrive where water-needy plants do not. I have found the sedums have dropped seed and shoots in some of these places and delight me with patches of blossoms and green where previously dry and barren areas were only to be seen.This unseasonably hot weather has required constant watering for most of our gardens, but the sedums are doing very well with little care and attention.
" They will not hunger or thirst, neither will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; for He who has compassion on them will lead them, And will guide them to springs of water." Isaiah 49:10 "And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail." Isaiah 58:11