Hydrangeas at Muskogee

“God created man to garden and when he does, it is wonderful to behold.”

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The Azalea Garden Honor Heights Park in Muskogee Oklahoma is one of my favorite places. The horticulturists there keep something blooming there year round. During Christmas is the only exception but they opt for Christmas music and light shows which are also wonderful.

In recent years they have added tulips, daffodil beds, and summer lily beds to the show. there is a butterfly house and a rose garden. Flowering trees are delightful in the spring dogwood, magnolias, and cherry and apple trees bloom in the arboretum sand throughout the gardens. The azaleas are the main show in April and May.

Now a hydrangea garden has been added and this summer it has been filled with thriving head-tall bushes of all colors, shapes, and varieties.

A walk in the garden, even with the heat, is refreshing to the soul and spirit. refreshing as a walk beside a river or in a woods. it is good for the heart to get outside your house and your head; to see something beautiful and mysterious. To find something sweet and colorful.

A garden from the first one, Eden, was one of God’s best creations. He knew what we would need to feed our souls and mend broken spokes in the wheels of life.

I am quite certain that growing things will be a major recreation in the ages to come in the Kingdom of God. Re-Creation is a fine word, don’t you think?


Then God said,“ Let the earth sprout vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their own kind with seed in them.”; and it was so. Genesis 1:11 NASB

In the middle of its street, On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yeilding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:2 NASB


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