Sunday Morning Garden Gifts

Joe Steever has many God given gifts, and each Sunday at Westwood Presbyterian Church, his opening piano prelude helps  set a worshipful atmosphere.  He not only shares his musical talents with the congregation, but he also captures the beauty of nature with his weekly floral arrangements.   Utilizing seasonal blooms from his spell binding garden, he faithfully shares a floral creation each Sunday.   Since he was going to be out of town today, he gave me “cutting rights” to his lovely perennial garden to use for an arrangement for today’s  service.  He and his wife, Jennifer, have done an outstanding job of making this garden district home their own.  Their imposing lot is filled with stately oak trees , magnolias, hydrangeas, azaleas, and heirloom camellias that are show stoppers in the fall and winter.

 

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A charming side entrance leads out to the garden –

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A gardener’s dream cutting garden of  beautiful perennials overlooks a welcoming swimming pool.  Dazzling  zinnias in all their glory –  hues of pink, orange, red, and yellow add a profusion of color while towering sunflowers lend their sunny energy.  Fuchsia colored phlox is ideal for incorporating into summer floral design.

 

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More garden beauty – 

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What a delightful garden tour!  I promise to be back with more pictures when the camellias start blooming in the fall –

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 I headed home with my bucket, filled to the brim with brilliantly colored zinnias, to start arranging!

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And the best part about arranging the flowers was our church’s tradition of giving bouquets from morning worship to the children in the congregation –

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The amen of nature is always a flower –

 

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