Friday, June 20, 2008

SHOW & TELL #19 - Fruit of the Spirit Flower Bed

Friday, once again, and time for Show & Tell at Kelli's. Drop over and join in the fun of sharing something to Show & Tell.

This is my Fruit of the Spirit Flower Bed we are developing. Here were have just planted Golden Moneywort. This is a ground cover and will fill in and hopefully look like a little stream.


This is the flowerbed with nine different shaped rocks that each have the name of one of the Fruit of the Spirit on them.


Click on the picture to enlarge and you can see these stones read Meekness, Faith, Love, Longsuffering, Gentleness & Temperance.
















Here you can see the stones reading Gentleness, Joy & Peace. There are 2 plain stones holding down the metal frame. I have planted 6 each zinnia, portulaca & verbena. I hope to show you this flowerbed again later when the plants have grown and filled in some. This is just my feeble start.
Galatians 5:22 - 23 "Now the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
Many people refer to the fruit as fruits (plural) of the Spirit, but it is all one fruit (singular) of the Spirit. May we each be walking in the Spirit of God, bearing and developing this fruit in our lives.
Thanks for dropping by for my Show & Tell today. Be sure and visit all the others on Mr. Linky. It's such fun.


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32 comments:

Alisun said...

This is a great garden, I would love to do something like it too but do not have the room at this house. Great flower choices too.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is going to be so pretty when done! A lot of work, but very much worth the effort. I love the half whiskey barrel. Can't wait to see more of the work in progress.

Hope you can stop by my show n tell if you have time today.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat idea for a garden with the gentle reminder to cultivate the fruit that lasts.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful idea, Susan! I can see you've been hard at work!
~Kelli

Schotzy said...

What an inspired idea! Hope to see it when it all matures!

annie said...

Wow, what a great idea! Love it!

weavermom said...

Susan,
It's beautiful! I love the rocks - did you make those or purchase them? I hope you will share more pictures when the plantings grow in some! :)

jen said...

I like it!

jen

Ivory Spring said...

Such a great idea - very creative!

Danielle said...

Susan, these are awesome. For some reason, they remind me of "Armor of God PJ's". (www.armorofgodpjs.com). I know that the armor of God and the fruits of the spirit are two different things in the Bible, but it still reminded me of them. Also, thanks for your comment.
Danielle

Love Bears All Things said...

What a wonderful idea for your garden! I can't wait to see it when everything is growing.
Mama bear

groovyoldlady said...

What a wonderful idea! And what a reminder to keep a godly mindset when faced with slugs and japanese beetles and voles and draught and...

retha said...

It is something I can not 'hear over' when someone speaks of the fruits.
A very good idea, the water very appropriate. But I am certain you have thought of that.

ceekay said...

What a clever idea....can't wait to see it when in full bloom!

Kathleen Marie said...

I can't wait to see this when it is filled in and in full bloom. I love this awesome idea for a garden! God Bless!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I absolutely love it!!!!!!

ceekay said...

100 things about me? I don't know anything about that and I don't think there is 100 things to post. Our kids always tell us we are boring. Some times....I think they might be right!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Awesome idea, can't wait to see more pictures later.

Thanks for your prayers for Alicia. She is one blessed girl!

Dawn said...

That will be so lovely when the flowers fill in - I can't wait to see it as it grows.

Capturing Today said...

Lovely and such a great idea!

Lori said...

Your Fruit of the Spirit flower bed is beautiful. I love how you've put the fruit of the spirit on rocks. Neat idea.

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
I've enjoyed catching up on your news! Your Father's Day/Birthday celebration sounded just wonderful. Family time together are so special.
I enjoyed reading all about your Fruit of the Spirit Garden. It will be beautiful as it fills in. You've planned it so carefully..
Enjoy these summertime days!
((hugs))

Nadine said...

That is going to look great. What a lovely idea.

diana said...

how cool. please post pictures again when it's more full. i bet it's going to be beautiful. did you buy the stones with the words on them or did you make them some how?

have a great weekend.

Just Mom said...

This is a wonderful idea, Susan! It's going to look so beautiful when the garden is in full bloom.

PEA said...

Such a wonderful project to be working on and I very much look forward to seeing it again once it's filled out:-) xoxo

It's All Good! said...

What a great garden idea! Keep us posted on the progress!
Have a wonderfully week.
Brenda :)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a neat idea Susan. It looks GREAT!

Barbara said...

How interesting Susan and what an unusual idea. Will be good to watch how it develops.

See you are getting ideas to fill in the spaces where the trees once where.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Susan, I just love your new garden! What a neat idea! ..and the barrel turned on it's side is so unique...looks like it is "pouring out the rocks and flowers!" Throw a little fertilizer to the verbena and portulaca, and it will be spreading like a wildfire in no time! This is going to be beautiful! I tried Portulaca for the first time this year, around my mailbox where nothing else will grow, and it is doing great! ...mulitplying like crazy!

The cups and saucers on my post, are called the Azalea pattern, and are handpainted. I use to see them at auctions, and they were so expensive. We have a huge "Azalea Festival" here, so maybe that made them more desirable. But a couple of years ago, I found a whole 8 place setting, with several platters and bowls, on Ebay...for a great price! The shipping was more than the actual cost. But combined, they were still much cheaper than I had seen in the past! I just love them! Aren't they so delicate?

~Hugs, Rhonda :)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a great idea Susan! I love it! Can't wait to see it in full bloom!

Sunny said...

This is so neat, Susan! I might try this when I get moved.