As many of you know, 7 and a bit months ago I lost my beloved dog of 15 years, Rosie. She is buried in my garden next to my kitten Missy. As you can see, Rosies grave is very morbid and I hate it. I think it's nothing more than a reminder of her death. So, I decided to build a little mini memorial garden for her, a place that reminds me of her, not of her death. She used to love the sun, and would lie in it all day if you let her. She also had a butterfly shaped white mark on her chest so I have always associated butterflies with her. Our garden is full of daisies and I remember thinking how beautiful she looked surrounded by them. I'm making it where she used to lie, in front of my pet shed. In the memorial garden, there will be a small orange rose bush, then wild flowers and daisies too. The seed packet says that the flowers attract butterflies so it will be lovely. And a blueberry bush, just because there is no where else to put it haha, it's been waiting to be planted for like a year! I'm going to the garden centre tomorrow to get a rose and I've got to dig the brick border in too. I'm also going to get a placque with the 1st verse of a poem I wrote about her... 'Forever with the butterflies, Forever in the sun, Laying in the daisies, til my day does come' I'll keep editing this post with updates as I go. Then Grandma got hold of the fork... Update Dad dug in the brick border for me... Then the less than spectacular finished result... I wanted an orange rose, like the ginger nut herself, and found one called 'Remember Me'. I am assured that those twigs on the left will grow into this... And the seeds will grow into a glorious meadow of wildflowers, daisies, poppies and marigolds to attract the butterflies. We'll see Update 2 I bought 18 little Viola plants today, just to brighten it up until things start to grow. They are hardy so are okay to go out at this time of year.