Center of Focus
The center focus of the garden is typically a statue of Our Blessed Lady. The size of the statue or even the size of the garden does not matter. People with limited space can use a small area and a few select flowers to surround their statue. If you are an apartment dweller, you can set up your Marian Garden in a window box or even use a small statue with a single flowering plant. Reflecting on Marian flowers is the perfect starting point for meditating on the life of Christ through Mary—who always directs us to her Son.
To help set up a Marian Garden, flowers and their meanings follow. This list is far from complete but should give you enough information to begin.
Cheryl Dickow is the president of Bezalel Books and is the author of Elizabeth: A Holy Land Pilgrimage and Our Jewish Roots. Cheryl lives in the beautiful state of Michigan with her husband of 27 years and her three grown sons. Her works appears on a number of faith-based sites and has been published in a variety of magazines and papers.