My next door neighbor has a lush and thick crop of bamboo in her backyard. I don't know if you realize---you do NOT want bamboo in your yard. The bamboo will send out runners under the fence and send a shoot up in my beds. It takes constant vigilance and a love of spraying round up to keep the dreaded bamboo from getting a start in my yard. Bamboo is extremely invasive and will take over the entire yard in one season if you are not careful.
I have a high fence at the back of my lot which hides the alley running behind the houses on this block. After finishing my walk recently, I happened to look down the alley and discovered a tall covering of weeds. It is time to get the mower and weed eater and attack the jungle--before it also encroaches upon my yard.
Long hours of tending my yard will all prove for naught, if I do not keep the weeds under control. They must be pulled up by the roots, sprayed with weed killer, or cut back into submission or the beautiful garden and lawn will begin to look like a cluttered-unkept-unloved jungle-devoid of the beautiful flowers and filled with the thick mesh of unwanted weeds.
Our hearts are the gardens of our souls. They also require careful tending and weeding out of the junk so that the beautiful can thrive. If we allow the shoots of sin to begin to invade our garden, in no time it will be a mesh of the ugliness of sin allowed to grow wild. There is no more important garden and the Master Gardener stands ready to remove the weeds of sin and restore the beauty of the bloom. We only have to allow Him entry---into our Secret Garden of our hearts
."And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. -