Creating memory gardens for loved ones
I really love creating memory gardens for my loved ones, I create them one each every year.
I love being out in my garden, I spend a lot of time there…depending on the weather. I love gardening, sitting in the sunshine ( although not when it’s too hot ) I sit more in the shade. I enjoy reading or writing outside and spending time with family♡
So while I’m out in the garden it’s nice to see the memory gardens, and remember our loved ones…it’s like there’s a part of them there with us, in memory.
I do miss them, in a way it’s nice to feel that they’re still apart of our lives.
There is so many different ways of creating memory gardens, and like gardening it’s very creative. I look on Pinterest for ideas, it’s great.
You can buy lots of lovely memorial things and also make your own like I have – painted pebbles.
I painted these with poster paint and because I ran out of black paint, I used a black permanent marker pen…which worked out really well. Then I paint them with PVA clue to seal them from the weather, which works well but you could use a clear varnish..what ever you prefer.
I absolutely love growing flowers from seeds in my little green house so this gives me another good reason to grow them, to plant them in the memory gardens as well as around the garden.
Plant your loved ones favourite flowers, plants or trees.
You can create them in individual pots, like I have or turn a corner or a part of the garden into their little area.
Creating memory gardens is a nice way to remember your loved ones and help to heal you through your grief especially if you can’t get to visit their grave often or maybe they don’t have one.
Some like to plant trees or have a plaque on a bench in their memory.
Do what you prefer. For me, I feel peaceful when I create memory gardens.
I hope you liked my post or it has helped or inspired you in some way.
Love Marie x