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Rosies Memorial Garden Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tapir, Apr 10, 2011.


  1. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    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.
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    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! :eek:

    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. :)

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    Then Grandma got hold of the fork... :D
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    Update

    Dad dug in the brick border for me...
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    Then the less than spectacular finished result...
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    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...
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    And the seeds will grow into a glorious meadow of wildflowers, daisies, poppies and marigolds to attract the butterflies.

    We'll see :rolleyes:

    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.
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    #1 Tapir, Apr 10, 2011
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  2. bexy1989

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    aww thats such a lovely idea! cant wait for the updates :)
     
  3. Tapir

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    thank you :) I can't wait for it to start growing. there should be some rose photos tomorrow :)
     
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    awwwwww such a nice idear i will look out for the updates:)
     
  5. MissShelley

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    How wonderful! What a lovely tribute to Rosie :)

    I want to do something similar for Max in our garden... Although we have his ashes it would be something in his memory, and a place for us to sit and remember him :)
     
  6. Tapir

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    MissShelley that would be lovely, you could have bench with his name on or something too.

    Have updated with some photos
     
  7. Eroswoof

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    That's such a wonderful, lovely idea :eek:

    Em
    xx
     
  8. katie200

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    awwww lovely flowers
     
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    What a beautiful thing to do
     
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    A lovely idea & what a beautiful rose for a beautiful girl :)
     
  11. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    Thank you everyone :)

    i bought some viola pansies today, and just planted them.
     
  12. MissShelley

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    Can't wait to see pics of the finished result. Will look stunning for Rosie :)
     
  13. Happy Paws2

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    I think have a little place in the garden is a lovely way of remembering a pet.

    We have Ambers Ashes in the garden just a few feet away from her favourite place, and about 12 feet away from the window where I can see her. We have brought a lovely large pot, which we can put a smaller pot into so we can change the plant as the seasons go by so there is always flowers on it.
     
  14. katie200

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    It's looking really good I Think its lovely
     
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