Do you have ideas for planting a nice memorial garden?
My 18 yr old son was killed in an automobile accident in May 2011. I rarely visit his gravesite because I just end up getting morbid thoughts there (if that makes any sense) and I know he is with me, in my heart, wherever I go. I've been wanting to build (or plant I quess you'd say) a memorial garden in my yard, a place I can sit and feel I'm closer to him. I plan on putting a cement or wooden bench there to sit on and would like to possibly like to incorporate a birdbath. I want plants and/or bushes that will attract bitterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirdd especially. These all remind me of signs sent from Heaven that he, as well as my father, grandfather, grandmother and stepdad are with me. What plants and bushes are the best to attract the butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirds?? I also have a few solar powered butterflies and Angels that I will want to include in it as well. I don't want to put too much in it and it and it look too overcrowded but enough to keep it looking too spotty. Have any of you done this or know someone who has? Is so, would you please post pictures to give me some ideas along with some suggestions that you would possibly do. This will be pretty much just "my" spot to just sit and feel closer to him as well as a place I can decorate over the years, especially on holidays and such. Thanks in advance for all of your help!! 😊❤️ One last thing...should i just find a place in the yard to plant this (my yard is completely large and bare (no trees, flower beds or anything) or should I do it as a flower bed basically just around the front of the house?