"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity." - Edvard Munch
A Living Tribute in Your Own Backyard
Make your yard into a natural tribute to your beloved. Any yard or patio can become a sanctuary that welcomes wildlife with just a few simple modifications:
~Consider designing patios and pathways with pores in order to prevent run off. This also keeps local streams clean.
~Add Water to Your Yard or Patio - A concave rock collects and holds drinking water for insects such as: ladybugs, dragonflies, and more. Birdbaths provide water for birds that is the best depth of water for play, bath time and hydration.
~Widen a Fence - By removing a few panels or widening space between fence panels, small flying wildlife such as small birds or butterflies, can pass through more easily to your garden. Oftentimes, it makes for a nicer view as well.
Your backyard garden or patio can easily be transformed into the ultimate memorial destination that gives you and your family not only the opportunity to honor a loved one at home, but the convenience and privacy of memorializing in your own home.
Memorial Planting Tips for Your Backyard Tribute
|Choose a Special Location for a Memorial Planting|
Planting flowers like tulips, lilies or daffodils can adorn the garden in a beautiful way.
Add flowering plants with pollen to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Add plants that offer caterpillars leaves to eat.
Hang wind chimes nearby and consider adding pinwheels (as shown in the video below) to catch the wind and make lively patterns.
All-Season Plants for Your Memorial PlantingsTry adding plants that will attract wildlife during each season of the year. In Oregon there are several plants to consider.
|Red Flowering Currant|
|Oregon Vine Maple|
What plantings do you have in your home garden or on your patio? Have you ever designed a memorial that lives in your home garden or patio? If so, what advice can you share with others?