The Phlox is in full bloom at Riverside Cemetery. It usually blooms for Memorial Day and that is still two weeks away.
There are a few kinds of Phlox this is Phlox subulata.
It comes in white, pink and all shades of purple some with darker or lighter colored eyes.
It is short and is technically a ground cover.
I have always wondered who was buried or will be buried here amongst all the beautiful spring blooming Phlox subulata.
I took a walk around and discovered it will be the final resting place of some old friends. Their son died in 2006 and they(the parents) are still alive and kicking but their headstone is in place. They lived directly across from us when we lived at the resort…on the pretty side of the lake. I called it that because it would catch the late evening sunset and in the Fall the trees would glow. You practically had to be a Mountain Goat to live on that side of the lake the hill is so steep.
The Cemetery looks pretty good, although it has not been mowed yet…they may be planning to make hay there before Memorial Day.
Many of the graves have fresh bouquets of silk flowers already. I need to purchase some more silk flowers and update some bouquets…we usually pick most of our bouquets up after Memorial Day to make it easier for the mowers. Silk flowers are easier…we used to take pots of geraniums but they have to be watered often especially if it turns warm.
What kind of flowers do you take to the cemeteries?