A Garden Update: June

I posted several weeks ago that I was in the process of planting sixty perennials in my garden. Many of you left comments that you wanted to see pictures. My garden has been self-conscious ever since. You see, this is not my garden.

And these below, are not my wild flowers.

And this lovely Veronica-not mine either.

These images are of my mom’s garden in Michigan. Isn’t she inspiring??? She deals with the harsh elements of northern Michigan winters, frosts into June, and deer that like to snack in the night, and still, her crop is abundant.

My mom’s garden is inspiring my little garden, which has produced its first June blooms, which are quite tiny, but quite proud all the same, and here for you in all their teeny tiny glory:

Each of my perennials was about six inches tall when I planted them. Which makes it all the more amazing that they are already sending up blooms. The power of one little seed is amazing, isn’t it?

Jesus told them, “Because of your lack of faith. I tell you with certainty, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

If your garden, like mine, is small, rejoice, for in good soil the tiniest seed will grow to beauty.

If your faith is small, like a mustard seed, take heart, it is all you need for God to begin wonderful works in you. Plant yourself in the good soil of his word and your beauty will shine before men.

Before planting, I spent a full long day in the garden preparing the soil. With good soil, your plants will yield a crop of splendor.
“Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.” Luke 8:8


  1. thank you for this beautiful post, and the other before. i just read it and it put sun in the cold day we have here in northern quebec (snow yesterday). the thoughts you write from the bible inspire me.

  2. That is awesome! They are such beautiful colors and so vibrant! So inspirational! That is a super start to something amazing!

  3. erin….what a beautiful garden you have started…and i couldn’t agree more about the good soil..on every level 🙂 God certainly can allow our blooms to grow and show if we allow the soil to be turned and prepared! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. I don’t know that I have ever commented on your blog before and I don’t even remember how I stumbled across it. Wanted to come out of the shadows though and let you know that I love how you combine sharing scriptures and spiritual encouragement with your everyday stuff. It is beautiful and encouraging! Thank you!

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