Good morning, and here is the Midwest especially Iowa we had rain last night. Cloudy this morning and possible a shower yet till noon. Cloudy this afternoon and clearing off tonight. Frost warnings out for southern Minnesota, South Dakota and parts of Northern Iowa. We will not take a chance the racks will go into the greenhouse after work. Had a good Friday and Saturday so take those days as they come. Don't know about today, but I still am planting so can work on that. I know it is hard and depressing with the weather this year. BUT the gardening will continue when it dries up and it isn't too late to put in the vegetable garden. I feel with the look of the trees, the peonies, the lilacs we are three weeks behind. So you have time to plant when it gets ready to plant, and they will grow. Even onions, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes can be planted yet.
Here is the Sunday's devotion and hope you find it helpful.
You are My Sunshine
Mary, Mary never contrary, how does you garden grow? A pretty little yellow flower that is a regular in many gardens got its name from "Mary's gold", becuse it has long been associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus possible because the marigold loveds the sun as Mary loved the Son. A gardener's delight, the humble little marigold is easy to grow and never contrary. It holds its head up and smiles at the noonday sun while other platns are wilting away, begging for some shade and a drink of water.
Did you know the original European marigold was once called calendula from a Latin word that meant the first day of the month? That's because it bloomed every month of the year in some monastery gardens and constantly supplied flowers to decorate the church alters.
Lord, I'm sorry to say that, unlike the marigold, I am one of the wilters. Sometimes I will boldly make a statement full of vim and vigor but the moment someone challenges me about my facts I begin to falter and question. Did I really remember the right quote or the proper date or who said what when? Even when I'm sure I know what I'm talking about, I sometimes have to take a step back before I take a step forward. Oh, I know you I'm not always right and I should be willing to admit that but when I am right, I should be willing to admit that too! So help me, Lord, to get my head better organized so I can be sure of what I'm going to say before I've said it. Then, instead of wilting, I can be a marigold and hold my head up to the sun and the SON and smile. amen
Taken from There's a Bee in my begonias by Bernadette McCarver Snyder
till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org-