SarahO
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Flowers around pet grave?

I am new to the forum and need some ideas on how to arrange a flower bed around a pet's grave. I would appreciate your ideas.
Thanks,
Sarah

oohmomma
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I have some pet graves in my yard

was thinking about sweet allysum, the white and the white with purple and maybe some purple lantana. Just my idea. I am a pet lover myself....just lost my kitty had it for seven years. (((hugs))))

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Planted a small seedling white pine on our Foo's grave last year; he was a scrappy, tough individualist, just like every white pine I ever knew, and I think he'll like being a big tree, 'cuz he was never satisfied with being a small cat...(used to take on things twice his size or bigger; vet was SURE the last set of scars we'd stitched him up for was coyote)... :roll:

So rather than miss him I will keep him with us always. Foo's mortal remains are feeding our tree, literally him becoming a tree. A fitting tribute to any being (I should be so lucky. And I should like to be an oak... :wink: )

I actually watered in my garden sensei into his garden...honto... :D

Scott

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Wow that is beautiful! :D

SarahO
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I really do appreciate the help.
SarahO

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Glad to help (it's our mission statement)...

Scott

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Scott, I love that idea. Years ago when my father took my brother and I to a spot up in the Rockies that was our base camp, we took an excursion one day to go fishing at a lake called: Blue's Lake. Blue was the black lab that belonged to an old trapper who once lived on this remaining cabin on the lake. When his dog died, he burried it and planted a Conifer of some sort on the grave. As the tree grew, the trapper placed and sign with the name BLUE on it. And now Blue is forever that tree and that lake.

A nice idea.
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Surely is... :)


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