How Does Your Bible Garden Grow {Part 2}

I can’t believe it is already Thursday! I thought I would share the rest of our Bible Garden with you. You can read Part 1 here.

Our Rose of Sharon is lovely {not quite in bloom yet in the picture}…and the flowers only last one day, just like a daylily.  Jesus is referred to as the Rose of Sharon…here is a great article concerning a good reason why. Sharon was actually a place in Palestine…thought to be one of the most beautiful places; and a rose was considered the most beautiful flower.

 Same with the Lily of the Valley…..blooming and smelling wonderful in even dark and hard places. 🙂

Hyssop is a plant that was used for ritual cleansing…and can be found in Exodus, Numbers, 1 Kings, Psalms, John, and Hebrews.

 Mint was one of the small things that was tithed mentioned in Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42.

Mustard is referenced in Matthew and Luke…it has a teeny, tiny seed that grows into a large herb of 10-12 feet in just a few, short months. “faith as a grain of mustard seed”

 Olive trees have through history been one of the most characteristic, valued, and useful trees in the Holy Land and found in Judges, Deuteronomy, Joshua.

If you cut an olive tree down…hundreds of shoots will spring up from the stump.  “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1

Our fruiting olive tree was actually grafted from the olives in the Garden of Gethsemane…I treasure it.  We have to bring it inside in the winter….we almost lost it a year ago.

 Our pomegranate tree is loaded this year! The fruit will be ripe in September. It is a highly characteristic tree of Syria, and all other areas of the Holy Land. It is mentioned and referred to many times in the Bible….Numbers, Deuteronomy, Haggai, Joel,  Song of Solomon.

The rind has a very high percentage of tannic acid and is used for medicine and for tanning in the Middle East. It is used in making genuine Moroccan leather.

Roses were considered the most beautiful flower in Bible times…and we enjoy many different kinds in our garden.

Sage was actually a model for the menorah…and some historians list that it was Mary’s favorite herb to use in cooking. {Not sure about that…but thought it was interesting.}

Violets are a ‘flower of the field’ much like chamomile in the Holy Land.

We have a few other flowers that aren’t mentioned in the Bible, but they are named Biblically…one is Solomon’s Seal. There are many fun stories behind how this plant received its name.

I googled ‘Bible Garden’ and there were many fun articles and lists that popped up.  Here is one list that has LOTS of flowers/plants listed in case you are interested.

Have a wonderful Thursday~

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3 thoughts on “How Does Your Bible Garden Grow {Part 2}

  1. Thanks for sharing! I have many of these species in my garden already, and I didn’t think to explain them to my children. There are many you have listed I have never seen at my local garden center, but I will have my eye out next time!

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