A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac explores the riches of the Catholic spiritual tradition in conjunction with all things gardening. Realy offers meditations and scripture passages on a spiritual theme for each month, reflections on the liturgical seasons and feasts, and delightful stories of saints who have special relevance to gardening. Readers also will discover the connection between the conversion of St. Paul and the canna seed, how the flight into Egypt was saved by a miraculous growth of seed, and the many miracles that made St. Brigid patroness of farmers.
Additionally, there are creative ideas for garden design, practical tips and techniques, suggestions on unique plants, and a table of biblical plants. Gardeners at any level of proficiency and dedication will be enchanted by what they find in this extraordinary book.
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About the Author
Realy is the owner of Morning Rose Prayer Gardens, a liturgical garden consulting and educational business. She is a certified greenhouse grower, an advanced master gardener, and the coordinator emeritus of the St. Francis Retreat Center Garden Society in DeWitt, Michigan. She has worked as a greenhouse grower and garden consultant, taught workshops at Michigan State University, and is accredited to teach MSU Master Gardener continuing education.
Table of Contents
January: Seeding 6
February: Light 27
March: Pruning 50
April: Preparing the Soil 69
May: Beginning to Flower 91
June: Transformation and New Life 113
July: Storms 135
August: Fruitfulness 155
September: Harvesting 175
October: Preparing for Winter 194
November: Dormancy and Rest 216
December: Discerning What Is of Value 236
Appendix A Liturgical Colors 258
Appendix B Disposing of Sacramentals and Consecrated Materials 260
Appendix C Daily and Monthly Dedications 261
Appendix D Labyrinths 263