The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Plants and Trees Sleeping for the Winter - Roses Keep Bloomimg

 California Dreamin' was last year's hope,
this year's show-off.

Yesterday the wind seemed to be blowing in a welcome thunderstorm, but we only had falling leaves and swirling clay dust. The soil is really dry when it turns white, the dogs kick up clouds just by barking and pawing the earth, and the water spigots get turned on again.

I watered for the latest rose harvest, which filled the main rose garden with color and prompted several Mr. Lincoln roses to show off their size and fragrance. I put more water on the backyard roses and plants, because the Butterfly Bushes also appreciate extra water.

Many plants have already started their winter sleep. The Crepe Myrtle bush is now a giant bird feeder, packed with large round seeds the Cardinals love to eat. Maple, Sycamore, and Oak leaves are falling on the gardens.

 I thought I would get $5 roses every year,
like Bride's Dream. But that offer did
not occur again.

The roses are not honoring fall. They love cool weather more than most people realize. That gives them a long season in NW Arkansas. New plants bloom one month after digging the bare root roses into the soil. Many common plants take three years to be productive -

  • Asparagus
  • Gooseberries
  • Trumpet Vine

Roses take one month to flower  - and bloom again several times the first year. Mature roses produce more flowers and better flowers as the plant gets established in the soil.

 Fragrant Cloud fills a room with its
old fashioned rose perfume.