Spring is in the air, and this time each year, I think of those who are grieving and anticipating the hope that only Spring can bring! I always encourage anyone who has lost a loved one, or a treasured pet, to consider creating a Memorial Garden in their backyard. This is not only a great idea for just about anyone, but children can find so much peace having their own space to reflect on their memories. Children also love coming up with ideas and actually participating in the process of planting a Memorial Garden.
Memorial Garden Stones come in many different shapes, sizes and price ranges. They can be personalized with a name or sentiment. These Memorial Garden Stones can be added to an existing garden or landscape creating a subtle sentiment. Also, Memorial Garden Benches are becoming increasingly popular as they are incredibly functional and can be engraved with a personal sentiment.
Personalized Memorial Wind Chimes offer a beautiful sound along with an inscribed personal message. As with the memorial stones, these can also be added to an existing garden or are well suited to hang on a front or back porch. Memorial Wind Chimes are my personal favorite, as I’m hard pressed to come up with a more soothing memorial.
A Memorial Garden is not complete without beautiful flowers. Below is a list of the different flowers and their meaning (those best suited for a memorial garden):
Aracia – eternal love
Aloe – grief
Anemone – resurrection
Aster – God’s grace, love, blessings
Balm – sympathy
Bellflower – “thinking of you”
Cypress – mourning, sorrow
Daffodil – resurrection
Forget-me-nots – memories
Fuchsia – harmony, healing for those who grieve, angels
Geranium – comfort
Honeysuckle – devoted affection, bonds of love
Impatiens – patience, steadfastness, loving-kindness
Jasmine – peace, goodwill, and healing
Lavender – devotionLily – faith, grace, and spiritual healing
Marigold – pain and grief
Peonies – thoughts of the past, memories
Poppies – eternal sleep, consolation
Tulips – faith, hope, and charity
Verbena – peace
Violets – shyness, humility, quiet joy, tender thoughts, gentle love
Rosemary – remembrance
Thyme – peace
White Lilac – youthful innocence, memories
I hope you found some inspiration to get started on your Memorial Garden this spring!
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