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Cemetery planting


Cemetery planting

by 3 years ago

I am interested in ideas for the area in front of a grave marker in a cemetery. I live in zone 6 in the U.S. The planting area is roughly 3' wide x 2' deep. Seeking low maintenance, drought tolerant plants that stay compact & don't spread too far. Perhaps a mix of perennials, annuals, bulbs & groundcovers? Multi-season interest is desired, though nothing much taller than 2' to avoid obscuring the lettering on the marker. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!! BTW - I prefer wilder, more natural plantings vs. a formal structured look.

3 years ago
Hi Betsy, how frequently will you be able to visit to maintain the area? What is the aspect of the site? Have you checked the rules and regulations about planting in the cemetery? I think bulbs are probably the way to go, you could have them growing through tough but tidy plants such as hardy geraniums, but which ones depends on the points above somewhat. Also are there any plants which meant something to the departed or which reflect his or her personality or interests?
3 years ago
Hello Harrier Ryroft

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