creating a memorial garden from scratch
Hi, I am a grieving grandma who lost my beautiful seventeen year old granddaughter on May 19, 2007.
To work through my grief and looking for light in my darkness I have several things I'm doing:
#! I started clearing brush around my yard, I live in the country... and then decided to make a memorial garden for my granddaughter...I have an area that is quite shady. When it rains and the snow melts there is water in a stream at the edge of this spot... so it feels boggy, but it gets dry too..... The area is circular and there are trees in the middle of it, the dry/wet stream with a lot of weeds, an old railroad bed...on either side..I covered a semicircular area with newspapers, dumped mulch on it, planted some asclepias..
I plan to measure the area and post some pictures of the area soon. I work very slowly - grieving people move slowly - Next spring I want to start planting...
#2 Before my granddaughter died we had started an addition of a greatroom 15-1/2 wide x 25 feet wit lots of windows... Now I need to add furnishings and decorate it... All I have is my big dining room table and chairs...
I don't know anything about landscaping nor decorating. I also don't have the motivation, but it is something I need to do, so I'm hoping to get some input from knowledgeable people