May, when the the earth springs into bloom, is the month in which we honor our Blessed Mother, Mary. Most Catholics enjoy special Marian devotions during the month. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five favorite ways to honor Mary in the month of May.
Catholic horticulturist Mike Kirsch has won awards for his landscape work, including his own yard that features a prominent Mary Garden. Mike discusses the history of Mary Gardens, dating back to the 7th century, and the elements that make a Mary Garden authentic, citing the many flowers and plants named after Our Lady.
Gretchen Filz, a Lay Dominican Catholic blogger, joins the conversation and shares her favorite Mary Gardens. She also encourages listeners to craft their own Mary Garden or Marian prayer corner with meaningful elements of nature.