We have a small grave site for our past on pets. It is on the side of the house. There are five sites and each one is lined with large rocks and has a small fence around it because of dogs. I picked out plants that flower according to the time of their death. My cat Sparky and our dog Alex died in June and I bought them both Weigela bushes. I've actually seen the flowers open on June 4, which is when Alex died and stay open just past June 22, when Sparky died.
Top view of Alex's site
For Alex I also have ferns from his favorite stomping grounds. A swampy forest on the lake where he was able to run free and do as he pleased. I also planted myrtle from another one of his favorite spots where he love to hang out with us.
Mojo's RhododendronWhen our first duck Mojo died in the early spring, I have a Rhododendron that blooms as early as spring can start up here.
I'm still looking for just the right plant for our other duck and my duck egg, both whom died in the spring as well. I'm thinking of an Orange Quintz, a small bush that has orange flowers (to also match their bills) and even though my neighbor has one, they tend not to grow well this far north. But I would like to try.
Claw's Burning Bush, ready to be planted.Then for Claw, my heart cat twin, who died in October, I did have a Hibiscus for her that bloomed in late summer. It died a couple of years ago. But as I rethought my idea for having the the plants flower during closest to their anniversaries, I decided to go with a Burning Bush. And while it doesn't flower, the leaves will turn a bright red in the fall in October, the same month Claw died.
So that's how we memorialize our pets. What do you do?