Later, we started our new Mary's garden. For Sparkle's 4th birthday we had a Mary party and all guests helped us plant a flower in our Mary garden. It was a sad farewell when we moved. Now at our new home, we've decided to add one flower for each Marian feast day. For the Annunciation we planted Marigolds (Mary's bud) in a container. Yes, sadly the Mary's garden will be in planters due to our lovely miniature yard that is not landscaped. We couldn't wait another year! WE LOVE MARY!!!
Sparkle's 4th Birthday - Mary Garden Party
A Mary Garden Prayer
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,As our hearts are raised to you in love and thanksgiving through the light, grace, fragrance and symbolism of these pure, blest, transfigured flowers of Our Lady - your direct creations, showing forth and sharing with us your divine goodness, beauty and truth - we commune with you in awe and rapture and pray that we and all our brothers and sisters may be opened to the fullness of the divine love of God and Neighbor, through which we are to transform the fallen world into the culminating earthly Peaceable Kingdom and Paradise, that all may be lifted up resplendent in the eternal New Heaven and New Earth of our Crucified and Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen