Creating a Memorial Garden Just in Time for Spring!

Just imagine creating a special place to remember and heal from the loss of a loved one.  A memorial garden is just the place to bring comfort to a grieving soul.  The garden can be as large or as small as you would like. Whether you are planting a memory tree or a flowerbed filled with different flowers, the memorial garden is limited to your imagination, space restrictions and budget.

When selecting flowers for your memorial garden, consider selecting plants that have a specific meaning.  For example, forget-me-nots and rosemary both represent memories, and poppies are considered the flowers for rest or eternal sleep.  Perhaps the individual you are remembering had a favorite flower such as roses.  You can plant a rose bush in their honor.

A nice addition to any memorial garden is a memorial garden stone.  These stones can be as simple as the individual’s name and at rest date, or a stone that has a beautiful scripture passage or message.  If your garden is large enough, you might consider adding both types of memorial garden stones and bordering them with seasonal flowers.

The quite, soothing sound of wind chimes is another comforting element to add to your memorial garden. Personalized wind chimes can be designed with your loved one’s picture, your personal thoughts, or appropriate bible verses.  There are even wind chimes available that can hold a small portion of cremains.  The wind chime’s sound will be heard from any area of your backyard bringing remembrance and comfort even outside of the memorial garden.

Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to consider adding this memorial garden to your backyard landscape. What a beautiful long-lasting tribute to any loved one who has passed away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Creating a Memorial Garden Just in Time for Spring!”

  • Jen:

    What a beautiful idea to remember a loved one that has passed!!

  • I so enjoed this post, March 29th will mark the three year anniversary of our son’s passing. He enjoyed sitting on our back deck when he was sick and listening to the birds and smelling the flowers. After reading this today I know now what I can do with the space around the deck. Thank yo so much for the ideas

  • Great reason and ideas to start a garden full of wonderful memories!

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