Planting a Mary Garden
Carnation: According to legend, a carnation bloomed on the night of Jesus' birth and was a sign of Mary's joy at the Child's birth.
Bluebells: These bell-shaped flowers resemble tiny thimbles and represent Our Lady's working hands. They were often called Our Lady's Thimbles.
Oxeye Daisy: It is said that when the wise men reached Bethlehem they looked for a further sign to guide them to the new king. King Melchior saw a white and gold flower and knew which building to enter.