Planting your spring garden

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 | 25 Comments
Planting your spring garden

For the garden of your daily living:

Plant three rows of peas

1. Peace of mind

2. Peace of heart

3. Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash

1. Squash gossip

2. Squash indifference

3. Squash grumbling

4. Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce

1. Lettuce be faithful

2. Lettuce be kind

3. Lettuce be patient

4. Lettuce really love one another

No garden is complete without turnips

1. Turnip for meetings

2. Turnip for service

3. Turnip to help one another

To conclude our garden we must have thyme

1. Thyme for each other

2. Thyme for family

3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

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25 Comments

  1. Judith Johnson
    March 2, 2017

    I love this. We garden at our church in Port Townsend. It has the best soil I’ve ever worked in. We give a lot of our produce to the Food Bank. The name of our garden is The Blessings Garden. We fertilize with gratitude.
    Thank you.

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    • Syl from Simi Valley, California
      March 2, 2017

      Absolutely love this! Evan I so enjoy your inspiration everyday.

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  2. Nergish
    March 2, 2017

    Ahaa what lovely ideas…..Planting good things in the garden of life is so very important to get a rich harvest.. We can never complain if the fruit in our garden is not as per our liking since as we sow, so shall we reap.

    So come friends as Evan suggests :
    1. If we sow Peace of Mind, Peace of Heart and Peace of Soul
    the fruits will be a peaceful, happy and harmonious life.

    2. If we sow: Squash gossip, Squash indifference, Squash grumbling and Squash selfishness.
    the fruits will be loving, true and honest friends in our life.

    3. If we sow:. Turnip for meetings, Turnip for service, Turnip to help one another
    the fruits will be immense satisfaction in our life and a life worth living.

    4. If we sow: Thyme for each other, Thyme for family, Thyme for friends
    the fruits will be an overflow of love, gratitude and fun in your life

    Life is like an echo – everything comes back….Lets ensure to give the world the best and the best will certainly come back.

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  3. Brian
    March 2, 2017

    Thank you Evan! This truly is “sage” advice that can’t be “beet”! Thanks again! 🙂

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    • Dianne
      March 2, 2017

      Beautiful ! Thank you, everyone for fertilizing our blossoming !

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  4. Kelly
    March 2, 2017

    That is lovely… thank you so much for sharing this !!!

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  5. Marion
    March 2, 2017

    Really love this! Just a-maize-ing.

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  6. Holly
    March 2, 2017

    LOVE THIS!! Just shared this on my Facebook page and will print to hang on the wall. Thanks, Evan!

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  7. Kim H
    March 2, 2017

    Thank you Evan and All – blessings on the harvest.

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  8. Kathleen
    March 2, 2017

    And don’t forget the importance of good soil. “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.” (Luke 8:15, NIV)

    And water. “… and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Isa 58:11, ESV)

    We are the garden, and God the master Gardener!

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  9. maximo
    March 2, 2017

    Your house has many colors
    Your mind has many facets
    Your cats looking out the window
    Your soul’s looking out your eyes
    You water the plants to grow
    You help your friends in growth
    You know growing
    You know loving
    One waters the other

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  10. CayDee Kittredge
    March 2, 2017

    Thanks Evan. Reminded me of a hymn by E.W.D.:
    A grateful heart a garden is,
    Where there is always room
    For every lovely, Godlike grace
    To come to perfect bloom.

    A grateful heart a fortress is,
    A stanch and rugged tower,
    Where God’s omnipotence, revealed,
    Girds man with mighty power.

    A grateful heart a temple is,
    A shrine so pure and white,
    Where angels of His presence keep
    Calm watch by day or night.

    Grant then, dear Father-Mother, God,
    Whatever else befall,
    This largess of a grateful heart
    That loves and blesses all.
    Hymn on page 3 of the Christian Science hymnal
    My heart is Full of Love and gratitude for EVERYONE
    caydee kittredge

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  11. Carol
    March 2, 2017

    What a wonderful harvest with the good seeds that we plant. Isn’t it amazing how simple little seeds can produce such beautiful and productive plants when nurtured and cared for. And with flower gardens, I have heard the saying, “Friends are the flowers in the garden of life”. I appreciate all of you flowers in this garden of spiritual thoughts here. : )

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    • Uta, Hamburg/Germany
      March 2, 2017

      Thank you Carol, thats a very lovely thought .
      Thank you Evan for that with spiritual richness overflowing SpiritView of today!

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  12. Bevi, Sandpoint
    March 2, 2017

    “Lettuce us feel the divine of Spirit bringing us into newness of life…..”

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  13. Bevi, Sandpoint
    March 2, 2017

    oops, the divine “energy” of Spirit – this is our theme for Annual Meeting this Year!

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  14. Spiritviewfan
    March 2, 2017

    What a Beautiful Bouquet we all are!!

    Good Work, God!

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  15. J JG
    March 2, 2017

    Weed out any undesirables

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  16. Elsi
    March 2, 2017

    Fruitful, always fruitful…
    Thank you Evan and all!

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  17. Mary Ann
    March 2, 2017

    A keeper!!! Yours is a keeper too Nergish. Brian and Marion loved your with-the-theme replies!

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  18. Uta, Hamburg/Germany
    March 2, 2017

    Evan, I do not understand the planting of squash – with the 4 negative expressions.
    Or do I understand it wrong?

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    • Evan
      March 2, 2017

      Hi Uta,

      Another definition of squash in English is to crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape.

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  19. Patti
    March 2, 2017

    One church had First “Weeders” and Second “Weeders.”
    Thanks for this excellent planting guide.

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    • SpiritViewFan
      March 2, 2017

      Ha ha! Love it…First Weeders and Second Weeders!

      “There is enduring wit and vivacity amongst God’s people.” MBE

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  20. Shireen
    March 3, 2017

    Gardening expert Mark Cullen writes … “Gardeners are many things, and require better recognition as sowers of hope and
    harvesters of a better quality of life.”

    I dedicate this poem to you Evan, our master gardener, and your witty, humorous and vivacious (thanks to SpiritViewFan) bunch:

    https://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/2014/6/116-23/the-garden-of-his-planting

    Special thanks to Brian, Marion, Bevi and Patti – I am still smiling! :)-

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