Ahhhhh, Spring! What a gift after long, cold, snowy months. April and May are just the time to start gardening as green foliage, baby birds, and wildflowers begin to appear.
Here at The Little Rose Shop, we are excited to announce our Mary Garden challenge! A beautiful way to embrace the natural and liturgical season and to honor our Blessed Mother.
First off, what is a Mary garden? The term dates back to medieval times when flowers were given titles and symbols indicative of Our Lady. Mary gardens then refer to a collection of symbolic flowers and herbs that are attributed to virtues of Our Lady.
Over 600 flowers and plant species have been attributed to Marian virtues but don’t worry, The Little Rose Shop has broken it down for you! Here are the top 5 flowers and their Marian virtues, most you probably are already familiar with!
-Rose- Rosa Mystica, Mary is called the "Rose without Thorns"
-Lily- Purity, virginity
-Marigold- literally, Mary's gold- heaven
-Violet- servitude and humility
-Iris- aka "sword lily" in association with Our Lady of Sorrows
Join us in our super fun, free Mary garden challenge to get tips and tricks for creating your own Mary garden right at home.
Black thumb? No problem! Create your own Mary garden inside with some of our fabulous floral products all inspired by Mary.