F: Flowers of the Month in Memory Gardens
Birth flowers of the month and birthstones seem to be something that’s fallen out of favor. Hopefully not. Maybe I just don’t hear about them as often as I did growing up. Flowers of the month are something I’ve been using in my memory garden.
My memory garden is a flower bed area that I’ve set aside specifically to have as a remembrance garden. If a loved one had a favorite flower or color that I associate with them, I use those. Such as zinnias for my brother and carnations for Grandpa Jones. Grandma Jones loved cardinals, so a polyresin cardinal is in the garden to remember her. However, for many people that I want to commemorate in my garden, there isn’t a specific plant or color that I know of. For those, I use flowers of the month. I’ll choose either the flower from their birth month, or the flower from the month of their passing.
Here are the flowers that represent the different birth months.
April: Sweet Pea
May: Lily of the Valley
September: Morning Glory/Aster
Are there any specific flowers or plants that remind you of loved ones that have passed?