Making your garden into memories

In my family, we all love gardening.  Spending a little time out in the garden can be so relaxing.  A few years ago, we started planning for our family members we have lost.  This started with the loss of my first son.  We wanted something to remember him by and we wanted it to be special and beautiful.  We planted a tree.  As the years, have gone by we have unfortunately added to the collection.  I say unfortunately because we add when someone we love passes away.

I love that when we go out into our garden that I feel like my family members are right there with me.  When planting trees in your yard there are a few things to consider.  Where will they be planted?  Is there enough room for the tree to grow?  Also, please, please, please make sure there are no underground wires or pipes.  You don’t want the roots destroying these.

Magnolia Tree

When I am picking trees, I love to go with ones that have beautiful colors like the Magnolia Tree.  My mother likes to go for the fruit trees.  Whatever you like I say go with it, this is your sanctuary.  Just remember that like anything else in your garden trees need love and attention. If you pick the right tree it won’t be that much work.  If you love to spend hours out in your garden than why not go for one that needs a little more attention.  We also love to add a few woodland creatures and gnomes to our world.  My Aunt loves pigs so we got a pig in our garden for her.  I love gnome so I got a gnome for me, my husband and my son.  It adds a little mystical to our garden.

Gardens can be a special place for you.  Whether you are creating your perfect garden for a memory or just because you love the look, think about adding a few trees.  There is nothing like the shade of a tree that you planted on a warm summer day.

This post was written in collaboration with the Tree Center

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