Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Rejoicing to honor Jesus’ mom, ed.)

Sprucing up the shrine in honor of our Lady of Guadalupe continues.

Meanwhile, back at the driveway garden…

There are boulders heading up the driveway garden which need to be cemented together for safety’s sake, and to provide a proper platform. I’d like to move the statue of the Immaculate Conception from the front steps to there, providing greater visibility.

I wonder if there are year-round flowering bushes (not too large, say, a few feet tall) which could be planted as a backdrop. Any ideas?

It just strikes me that if there is such enthusiasm in this dark world to honor Jesus’ good mom, what will it be like in heaven to, say, plot with Jesus an occasion to honor His good mom.


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6 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Rejoicing to honor Jesus’ mom, ed.)

  1. Aussie Mum

    Father, I don’t know of any year round flowering bushes. You might find something that flowers in summer and has attractive red berries in winter but would probably have to plant 3 or 4 different perennials to have a permanent year round display of flowers. Additionally, what will grow well will depend on position (Is the area you want to plant mostly sunny or less so?) and climate (see USDA plant hardiness zone map, link below)
    Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) “walkers low” with blue/purple flower spikes is said to bloom from spring right through to early autumn; only 30 cm high but can be grown under old world roses (e.g. David Austin’s “Old Blush China”, soft pink and repeat flowering, beginning early and finishing late in the season but may be a little taller than you want at up to 4 foot tall and 3 foot wide). Sweet-peas grow and flower in winter to spring if the climate is right for them and could grow on a tall fence or trellis behind the spring to autumn flowers for a winter to spring flush.

  2. nancyv

    I cannot advise on flowering bushes…but that morning glory or petunia?… When I saw the white center, I thought of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. I am starting to see Him everywhere. Deo gratias

  3. Agreeing with Aussie Mum re: the catmint (Nepeta racemosa), we have that growing in one of the garden areas at our church; it just takes off – grows astoundingly ( I just trimmed a bunch of it back); has a wonderful aroma to it, attracts bees wonderfully, and its blue flowers are so beautiful !

  4. sanfelipe007

    Plant 4 different kinds of plants that will bloom in each season. That’s all I have to suggest. The pics you have already taken will prolly have what you need.

  5. Aussie Mum

    A friend dropped by yesterday with oranges and camellias from my trees at home (I presently live with my son in his unit a few kilometres away) reminding me that camellias are now in bloom here. Should you still be looking for winter flowers to plant, Father, and have the space for a small tree somewhere, camellias may be the answer. There was also a single rose in the posey my friend brought, reminding me how mild our winters are (it is mid winter here presently) compared to many other places. Not knowing how cold your winters are, I researched camellias online (link below in case you are interested) and found there are now cold hardy varieties as well.

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