This idea came from Ann at Holy Experience and was a wonderful way to mark Lazarus Saturday. I went shopping this afternoon for the last few items for Holy Week and stopped at a local hardware store to find these lovely plants.
The crocodile hunter spent over an hour carving the hole in the rock to create our tomb, then we carefully placed our plants to create our garden. Ann suggests wrapping a clay caterpillar in linen for Holy Friday, then replacing it with a butterfly on Sunday morning. We will probably wrap a linen figure and place it within the tomb, and I have a set of figures which include the risen Christ and Mary Magdalene kneeling at his feet that I think would be perfect for Sunday morning. We are also planning to take the garden to church on Saturday evening and use it to decorate our table for the Paschal feast.