5 thoughts on “The wet blanket flower that wasn’t.

  1. I found some of what I think may have been this variety of gaillardia in a Kansas cemetery. It was quite a delight to find so many real flowers planted, and they all were covered with butterflies and bumblebees — as well as other insects I couldn’t identify. Real flowers rather than plastic in cemeteries could be quite a resource for pollinators. Perhaps that’s a cause that could be taken up, despite the “practicalities” of plastic.

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    1. In my experience many cemeteries forbid plastic flowers or anything that can’t compost when chewed up by the lawn mowers. Those would be the ones that also forbid headstones, so they just make a clean sweep of things as they ride back and forth. Where my husband is buried, every other row of graves can have a headstone, and you decide at time of purchase if you want to pay for the upgrade that includes that option. I think there they also have the choice of a built-in metal vase for flowers of whatever sort you want.

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