Children planting trees on Arbor Day.

Arbor Day

Children planting trees on Arbor Day.

"And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them: and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them: and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:3-8
<p> Illustration of a man sowing seed. Around the man are rocky places, birds, thorns, and good soil. There is a bag of seed in the background.

Parable of the Sower

"And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he…

The common or nursery way of planting

Planting

The common or nursery way of planting

The proper or pictorial type of planting

Planting

The proper or pictorial type of planting

A planting-board

Planting-board

A planting-board

A man walking over a field and sowing seeds.

Sower

A man walking over a field and sowing seeds.

A man spreading seeds.

Sower

A man spreading seeds.