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Living Memorials - Plant and Garden Gifts
Plants remind us of the power of life. As memorial gifts, plants provide a focal point for contemplation and remembrance, and contribute to a peaceful atmosphere.
With the increasing popularity of cremation, cremated remains (ashes) can be scattered in a natural setting. Plaques or markers are then used to commemorate the deceased and mark the location.
Potted plants make an excellent, lasting alternative to funeral flowers. A well-presented, gift-quality plant can be as beautiful as any floral arrangement, and provide beauty and pleasure for years instead of weeks. Plants make beautiful gifts, but should be easy to care for unless you know the recipient has a green thumb.
Memorial trees and plants
Eternitree's range includes memorial gift trees and plants, bonsai trees, and tree markers (memorial plaques). All gift trees are guaranteed for life - if it doesn't survive, they will replace it. Delivery is anywhere within the US.
Where there is limited garden space, Eternitree's Bonsai Tree selection provides an alternative that can also be easily transported during a relocation. Both indoor bonsai trees and outdoor bonsai trees beautify any memorial display, put alongside framed photos, the cremation urn, and other mementoes.
Memorial Garden Accessories
To accompany a tree, or if you already have a plant or place in the garden in mind, a marker or plaque that can be fixed into the earth is best so nothing needs to be attached to the plant itself. If there isn't already, provide somewhere to sit. This could be regular garden furniture, or a special memorial bench. In addition to plants, consider windchimes and water features.
The Comfort Company has the widest range of memorial items suitable for outdoors. Many can be personalized. See:
Memorial tree planting on public lands
TreeGivers trees are planted on public lands all across the country where they can grow in natural surroundings, contribute to the environment, provide shelter for wildlife, and be enjoyed by all. The Memorial Tree package includes a personalised card and letter of sympathy plus the Official Certificate of Planting which can be delivered in a solid oak frame or unframed. Free shipping within the US.