Nazareth volunteer provides a plant guide map

Posted by Spalding Hurst

September 14, 2018

Anne Martin left her farm in New Hampshire and has been volunteering her time in Nazareth, Kentucky, since the beginning of May 2018. She attended law school in her mid-40’s and is specialized in conflict resolution and dialogue. She has been beautifying the campus, transporting sisters to and from doctor’s appointments, and working with Doors to Hope. Her hope when she arrived was to be helpful and of service within a supportive environment. Everyone on campus agrees that she has surpassed those hopes.

Anne has provided the following plant guide map to come key areas around campus. Katie Whitehurst created and drew the maps.


1. Green Lilyturf (liriope muscari)
Perennial, full-sun to part shade
Location: ground cover on both north and south side of courtyard

2. Coleus (plectranthus scutellarioides)
24-30 inches tall and wide
Location: Southwest corner and in pot on north side of courtyard

3. Daisy Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Daisy’)
Location: In white pot container, Carport Courtyard|
Part Sun, Mounding Growth

4. Hosta, Dancing Queen
Perennial. Yellow ruffled, SH, large 18”x30”
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

5. Hosta, Empress Wu
Deeply veined green, largest of hosts, violet bloom
Full shade to partial sun. Blooms in summer.
Reaches 4ft tall and 5ft wide
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

6. Hosta, Fantasy Island
Heart shaped, white with green, med, purple flower
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

7. Hosta, First Frost
Blue with gold margin, small-med.
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

8. Hosta, Golden Tiara
Heart shaped with yellow margin, small
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

9. Hosta, Lemon Lime
Wavy yellow green, small
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

10. Hosta, Popcorn
Green/ yellow variegated foliage
12 inches tall, 25 inches wide
part-full shade. Blooms in midsummer.
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

11. Hosta, Royal Standard (plantain lily)
Heart shaped, slightly dimpled, bright green leaves
Sun to part shade
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

12. Hosta, Stained Glass
Golden with green, fragrant, SH, med.
15 inches tall, 36-48 inches wide.
Full shade. Blooms in summer.
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

13. Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)
6-24 inches tall with leaves 3-12cm long & 2-5 cm broad
Location: southeast area of courtyard

14. Lantana (genus lantana)
1.6-6.6 ft tall shrubs
Location: Northeast area in 2 pots.

15. Leatherleaf Mahonia (mahonia bealei)
Location: south side of courtyard

16. Mandevilla
Loves heat & sun
Location: Northwest area of courtyard in a hanging pot

17. Rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum)
Location: Northeast area of courtyard in the creeping lilyturf

18. Sweet potato vine (ipomoea batatas)
Under 6 inches tall, 3-6 feet wide
Location: Northwest area of courtyard in pot with gardenia


1. Arborvitea, Degroot’s Spire
Location: 3 west side of courtyard, 1 east side

2. Belleza, Dark Pink Gaura (wand flower)
Full sun, perennial, blooms spring through fall
Location: south west area of courtyard

3. Citronella “Mosquito Plant”
Scented geranium with strong lemony aroma that mosquitoes avoid,
Full Sun, 2-3 ft tall, Drought tolerant
Location: Southeast corner of courtyard in pot

4. Chrysanthemum, Pop-eye Pink & Orange Zest
Blooms late summer to autumn (orange blooms to frost)

5. Coreopsis, Red and Yellow, (coreopsis x hybrida)
Full sun, perennial, blooms spring to summer
Location: northeast corner of courtyard

6. Creeping lantana
Purple blooms
Location: north side of courtyard in pots

7. Delphinium, Million Dollar
Pink/white bloom, S/PSH, BU & HU
Location: southeast corner of courtyard

8. First Lady Speedwell (veronica longifolia)
Full sun, perennial, blooms spring to summer
Location: north side of courtyard in large pots

9. Hardy Aster, Kickin’ Lilac Blue
Full sun, perennial, blooms late summer to fall
Location: northwest corner of courtyard

10. Hibiscus, Starry Night
Bicolor pink blooms all summer
Location: southwest area of courtyard

11. Holly Oakland, dwarf size, pyramidal, red berries. 8-10 feet tall
Location: 3 located in Eastern Corner

12. Hosta, Fantasy Island
Heart shaped, white with green, med, purple flower
Location: southwest corner of courtyard

13. Hosta, First Frost
Blue with gold margin, small-med.
Location: southwest corner of courtyard

14. Hydrangea, Diamond Rouge. (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Rendia’ PP24 667)
Abundant dark pink blooms mid to late, Sun, partial shade, BU, 4×4 size
Location: 2 located on west side of courtyard

15. Hydrangea, Tree- Quick Fire (Panincle Hydrangea)
White to pink bloom summer to fall, 12×18 ft
Location: 3 located on south side of courtyard

16. Japanese Spurge (pachysandra terminalis)
Blooms in spring

17. Lavender, Big Time Blue (Lavendula)
Purple/blue flowers over mounds of grey/green foliage
Location: Northeast corner of courtyard

18. Ornamental Kale
Mounding annual, full sun, tolerates frost
Location: West side of courtyard

19. Pieris
Location: east side of courtyard

20. Rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum)
Location: South side of courtyard

21. Roses, all Knock Out Roses
Location: 3 red roses, 2 Sunny Knock Outs (yellow, fragrant) on east side
Yellow to cream, Sweetbriar fragrance
Care: Cut Back Every Year

22. Sedum, Autumn Fire
Full sun, perennial, blooms summer to fall
Location: West side of courtyard

23. Shasta. Daisies. (Leucanthemum superbum)
Several located around courtyard, larger daisy
Full sun, perennial, USDA zones 5-9

24. Sweet Daisy Jane, Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superb)
Perennial, Shorter variety of Shasta Daisy, full sun
Location: along edges

25. Mexican Rose, Colorblast Mexican Mojito
Full sun, blooms summer to autumn
Location: Northwest corner of courtyard in hanging pot

26. Azalea

27. Hydrangea, Nikko Blue
Common Name: bigleaf hydrangea
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Zone: 6 to 9
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Blue in acid soil; Pink in alkaline soil.
Sun: Part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy


All Gold Japanese Forest Grass, perennial USDA zones 4-9, cold hardy
Prune old foliage before new leaves emerge in spring
Location: 3 located around the base of Maple tree at west side of front

Hostas: Fragrant Bouquet
Location: 2 located around base of Maple tree, on east side of front


  1. Janet Ballard

    Unbelievably beautiful. What a joy to see the Sisters enjoying the outdoors. Ann has been a wonderful addition to our SCN family at Nazareth these past several months and will be missed when she leaves us in a few weeks from now; always to remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Liz

    Heart filled gratitude!

  3. Rose Eleanor Perry,

    Anne, what a gift you are… yourself, in your generosity, in your
    stamina, in your creativity and your just plain “know how.” In addition to all the beauty you leave here at Nazareth, I think I shall
    always remember your smile and your joyful laughter. I am most grateful.

  4. Barbara Lammers

    Anne, Your generosity and labor in so many ways has been such a gift to all of us—and the birds that are visiting the garden spaces. The beauty you have added to the grounds will be a reminder of the beauty of yourself you have shared so generously. Thank you.

  5. Maggie Cooper

    Anne, this is fantastic! What you have done AND the map! We can’t thank you enough. You gave us a wonderful gift that transformed on campus and an added gift was wonderful too: Your joyful presence and your openness to all of us and everything around here.

  6. Kate DuVal, SSND

    This is a wonderful service. Watched with great admiration Anne’s work when recently I was at Nazareth. What a gift she has given with this great “map” of nature’s beauty; beauty that adds so much to the loving and generous hospitality that already is so present there in the beautiful sisters, associates and lay staff that comprise the human part of God’ creative gifts.

  7. Maria Brocato

    Thank you, Anne,for helping to make our Nazareth even more beautiful.


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