Memorial Day was originally “designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers” to honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed our country.

Plant a Memory Garden on Memorial Day

Some of the most important memories we have include loved ones who are no longer with us. Memorial Day is a perfect time to plant in honor of our veterans. Creating a memory garden can be as simple as planting a single tree, or as elaborate as designing a new flower bed.

a blooming hedge of red Knock Out RosesWith its long bloom time, classic double flower look, and winter hardiness, Double Knock Out® Roses make a great focal point for a Memory Garden.

Get a beautiful garden started with a foundation of roses. The Knock Out® Family of Roses repeat-bloom from spring to frost, creating a stunning show of beautiful flowers. They fit into any landscape in most climates. Plant them individually as a focal point, among other shrubs, or in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Incorporate perennials and annuals to create a season of color, texture and interest.

a bouquet of red, white, and blue blooms for Memorial DayRed Dahlias & Carnations, white Rhodanthemums & Yarrow, and blue Salvia work together to make a beautiful bouquet for honoring our service members.

Make a Bouquet For Memorial Day

Giving a bouquet of cut flowers is a lovely gesture on Memorial Day. Mix red, white and blue blooms, surrounded with greenery. Blue flowers include irises, delphiniums and salvia. For red, use roses, dahlias and Gerbera daises. Carnations, daisies, baby’s breath, and yarrow are beautiful in white.

These symbols and gestures are important to remind ourselves and show to those around us the relevance of this day and the pride we have of those who came before us to sacrifice their own lives for our country.