How, I got involved in the Grotto at St. Cecilia's:
Many years ago, I had the privilege and honor of working for John Stokes, Jr., co-founder of Mary's Gardens. As we are coming upon Mary's Month of May, I am thinking of the gardens and the flowers of Our Lady. Here's a link to the Marian News page. with comments regarding honoring Our Lady.
"Mary's Gardens was founded in 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to research the hundreds of flowers named in medieval times as symbols of the life, mysteries and privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus—as recorded by botanists, folklorists and lexicographers; and to assist in the planting of "Mary Gardens" of "Flowers of Our Lady" today." from his website now found at University of Dayton Marian Library.
Because it is Mother's Day, I'm remembering those days of flowers and new growth. The site still looks good as it is well maintained. Maybe over the weekend I'll take an updated picture.
Vaya con Dios
Happy Mother's Day