I have a very small patio that is not enclosed at my apartment. I really want to have a Marian shrine there with a small garden, but since I am on the lower level and anyone could theoretically walk onto my patio, I don’t want something too expensive that might be swiped (I had a dollar store ashtray that had gotten swiped so I guess price doesn’t matter :p) We live in a mostly Hispanic community so I don’t think someone would mess with Our Blessed Mother. I am looking for any ideas or tips or stories of experience.
Why don’t you frame a photograph of the Blessed Virgin and place that on your gate/wall with the garden surrounding it? I am sure that it will be safe, no matter what neighborhood you live in.