During this time of social distancing, lockdowns, and self-isolation, all occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak, the Residents of St. Mary’s are seeking creative ways not only to keep busy and engaged but also to foster unity and hope. A few of our Residents have taken to arranging flowers that can be placed throughout the Home, to brighten spaces and faces, lift spirits and warm hearts.
Luther Burbank, the famed American botanist, horticulturist, and pioneer in agricultural science, once observed: “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
These simple bouquets assembled by our Residents for our Residents are having their intended effect. Flowers do indeed have wondrous power.