I will soon create a photo album of Avalon’s garden. This garden is set to bloom all year round, so there will be lots of new pics from spring through fall. I also keep working on it… never-ending mulch addition (I hate continuous weeding… once a week is enough for me) and other small improvements that I keep making. I have little fairies set all around the garden, and a fairy house, but I would also like to place glass butterflies, like this:
and more “memorial” type stones such as:
… as well as stepping stones to make a small path through the main garden area around the fountain. I just planted a rose bush given to me by a friend, and it just happened that there was a big empty spot that needed something! I’m not sure what my gardener’s vision was with the backside of the garden… it seems bare to me and I’m constantly battling back a jungle of pond weeds. I guess this is a sign that I meant to pick up where he left off! Who knows, I might even enjoy it!
I also intend to get a wooden sign that says “Avalon’s Garden” and another sign that points the way for those who take a walk around my lake all summer.
My poor vegetable garden… I don’t know if I’ll ever get to it!
I also want this for the grave site:
This plaque really says it all for me, because as By the Brooke posted once, “Where has my baby gone? Back into the everywhere…” and that is where I like to think that Avalon is.
And I obviously can’t afford everything at once! It’s not that I want to turn the place into an episode of “Pimp My Grave Site”, I just want everyone to know how much she is loved and missed. It is a physical manifestation of my love and part of “mourning”, which is the outward expression of grief.