Flowers for Shrine Visitors

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Flowers have many purposes. One of the unique uses of flowers is as accents for the grounds around the House of Mary Shrine, along Highway 52 west of Yankton, South Dakota. All visitors are welcome to visit the Catholic respite for spiritual walk and enjoy the flowers planted and cared for by volunteers. Jean and Russ Weller are caretakers of the shrine and assist volunteers who are willing to help with flowers and other aspects of the grounds.

Here is a view of the House of Mary Shrine Chapel and rosary pond built by volunteers.


The Little House of Mary is near the chapel. Flowerbeds are often tended by volunteers. These plants seem to more deer-resistant, important because the grounds are in a natural setting.


Dianthus adds color, is perennial and tends to be deer-resistant and low-care.


Lots of gardening opportunities await willing volunteers at the shrine.


To read the article about flowers for shrine visitors that first appeared in the Yankton Press & Dakotan, please go to this link

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