Sunday, June 21, 2009

Marty's garden




Marty's Garden (created in memory of my wonderful father-in-law Marty, who passed away 3 years ago) has gained a new addition: an official sign. My son Joe created the plaque in ceramics class a few years ago (it's hard to read, but it says "In Loving Memory of Martin Luther Krauss"), and our friend Jim created the official sign holder to hold the plaque.

Jim is actually the one who gave me the idea for creating the memory garden. It has been his tradition to plant items in memory of friends who have passed away. It is a wonderful way to honor and remember a loved one.

6 comments:

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Lovely!

anno said...

This is beautiful, a wonderful way to remember the people we love.

Trish said...

That is so pretty - and such a lovely way to remember someone! Thanks for sharing such a charming idea!

delaney55 said...

How cool! I love the idea of a memory garden since it is both lovely to look at and a lovely way to honor someone and yours is fantastic!

Sandy said...

That IS a wonderful idea! I have many plants in my yard from my late mother-in-law's garden. I think I'm going to look for a spot to set aside in her honor.

Jeanie said...

Lookin' good! I like Jim's frame for Joe's sign -- that's wonderful.

I am following in your footsteps with the family memorial garden in my back yard this summer. Mom, Dad and Stimpy. It's a wonderful idea.