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Garlic and Rosemary

April showers and sunshine turn my thoughts to the garden. I have started some tomato plants from seed, and next I will start some basil. 

It is a pleasure to walk outside and see the trees and bushes bud, and then flower. The perennial plants are beginning to sprout. The garlic cloves I planted last fall have green leaves reaching upward.

Did you know that garlic is mentioned in the Bible? When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they recalled favorite foods.

We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. Numbers 11:5

I have herbs that are perennial. Chives, sage, thyme, lemon balm and mint are showing green leaves. They are easy to grow and a nice culinary benefit. (I like adding chocolate mint leaves to my brewing coffee.)

Rosemary is not a perennial in Illinois, but I have been able to winter over my potted rosemary in a southern bay window. But in New Mexico rosemary plants grow into large bushes. They are currently flowering and drawing bees.


The trees and plants, the flowers and fruit, the herbs and bees all point to the Lord.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus] was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without him was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3

Do you have a favorite herb?

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

10 Comments on “Garlic and Rosemary

  1. Rosemary and Lavender are my favorites. Our son and DIL have a small non-profit farm and have lavender and I hope to get some once available.
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  2. My fav’rite Herb is Alpert,
    with his cool Tijuana Brass,
    making music of the sort
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    my most listened-to by far;
    in fact, it had me so impressed
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    which made my truly patient wife
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    We’re Nuevo Mexicanos as well.

  3. Ooh I love the smell of Rosemary and lavender. I have a few lavender plants growing in my front yard, but they’re looking pretty scraggly instead of glorious crowns of purple, they’re mostly looking like a dead Christmas tree. The smell is still wonderful, although I do wish they looked better!
    Visiting you from FMF #9

    1. My lavender still looks scraggly and dead. It needs warmer weather to restore color and new stems with leaves & flowers. God has timed the various plants to bloom and blossom at different times–I think of a parade of flowers from springtime through summer.

  4. Rosemary can grow into bushes with blue flowers? Wow!!!! Never would have thought it would. I was impressed today about the horse hooves and how they are covered in soft material while in the womb, protecting momma. How this points to God. Rather amazing eh? FMF13

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