Plan a Beautiful Garden Memorial
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"Mourning is love with no place
to go". ~Anon.
Garden memorial, or memorial garden?
There's a difference, you know. With a garden memorial, you add a memorial accent to an already existing garden, like a bench, wind chimes or engraved memory stones.
A memorial garden involves the planning and implementation of a new garden concept. You create a whole new memorial garden in honor of your lost loved one.
Either project would provide comfort and a useful outlet for your "grief energy", as well as beautify your property. There's just something soothing about green, growing plants that you will likely find helpful during your hard days of bereavement. Your garden will act as a sort of monument or altar to honor your beloved one.
If you don't have an available spot in your own yard, check nearby parks or even a golf course the deceased favored. Perhaps their place of work might be willing to provide a spot for your tribute. Ask if you can donate a memorial bench in a shady spot or plant a memorial tree on the site. Hold a simple memorial ceremony at the time of installation or the tree planting.
Another very special memorial garden, usually most appropriate for a woman or little girl, is a butterfly garden. This involves plantings of special flowers and shrubs that are known to attract butterflies. Here is special garden kit which provides a good selection of butterfly-friendly plants.
We found a great website that tells you exactly how to plan and plant a gorgeous butterfly garden. Get started today with this great resource: Butterfly Garden Plan.
For more details on how to plan and build just the right landscape project, visit these garden pages:
PLAN A SPECIAL MEMORIAL GARDEN
PLANT A MEMORIAL TREE
RETURN FROM LANDSCAPE MEMORIALS TO HOMEPAGE