Through trial and error, error, error, I have found a few reliable plants that will bloom in my garden beds. It's such joy to spend ten minutes cutting summer's beauty and bringing life into our home. God's work is all the best there is in the world, it is good, and there is nothing lovelier than what His hands have made. Including you and me, fashioned by His hand, cared for by His love, beautiful in His sight.
Observe how the lillies of the field grow;
they do not toil, nor do they spin,
yet I say to you that not even Solomon
in all his glory clothed himself like
one of these.