Creative Solutions – Planting

*As part of our Care Packages, I have sent some of our Pen-Pals cuts from my son’s Jade Plant. Here is the full story.*

On September 18th, 2009 my son, Evel was born still. A few days after we returned from the hospital, my husband and I started a Jade Plant in his honor.

(My son’s urn [yes, a Hello Kitty boy!] and his Jade Plant.)

It has been a pleasure watching his Jade Plant grow. We just pasted the nine month mark and it amazes me how big his plant has grown. That is why I have decided to share my pleasures with some of you.

You don’t have to be a green thumb to start a small memory plant for your baby. Jade plants grow both indoors and out, although we keep ours indoors. Just place the leaf or stem in a small pot, pack it with lots of soil and give it a generous watering. If you received a leaf, it will take longer for it to grow roots, but just be patient, it will stem off. Jades like lots of sun, so make sure to put it near a window.

There are hundreds of other plants and flowers you can purchase besides Jade. A close friend of ours started a small memorial planter with Forget Me Nots:

Bleeding Hearts are another beautiful alternative.

In short, Jade Plants are my personal favorite for memorial plants. They grow with such ease and are beautiful to look at. I hope that those of you who have received a cut from the Evel Tree will plant it with love and know that we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. We also hope you send us some pictures so we can post them!

4 Responses to “Creative Solutions – Planting”

  • Holly Says:

    I think that’s a great idea to include a cut and then they can grow their own!

  • Melissa Joy Says:

    I have been given some packets of seeds with some of my miscarriages, and I love to watch the flowers grow and think of my babies. It’s a great addition to a care package!

  • Jason Says:

    My wife and I recently planted a small perennial garden in memory of our boys. It has been a great reminder of their beautiful lives.

  • Skytimes Says:

    What a great idea to send out cuts from Evel’s plant! Absolutely lovely. I hope they all grow into strong and old jade-plants.

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