One of the concerns people express about cremation, is that there is less physical connection to a place, as there would be with a burial. Planting cremated ashes is one way to create that special physical space.
Planting cremated ashes can be done directly in the earth or in a container. It can be a therapeutic way to work through the grief. When using cremation ashes to create a remembrance planting, you are continuing the circle of life. Previously, to keep the ashes safely away from the roots of the plant, a barrier would be needed within the ground or container. After our extensive research, using our special soil, the ashes themselves can now become part of the positive environment for growth.
Cremation Ashes Harm the Environment
On their own, cremation ashes are harmful when placed in or around plants. For years people have placed cremation ashes around plants as an act of returning their loved one to nature. After extensive research, we now know this to be untrue. When cremation ashes are buried directly into the ground, they do not decompose, which hurts the surrounding plant life. Few plants are able to thrive in the changed soil composition. For cremation ashes to become beneficial to plant life, the very high pH level has to be lowered and the toxic levels of sodium must be diluted. If the soil isn’t helped in these specific ways, the plant is likely to become stressed or collapse. Our Living Memorial products are guaranteed, there is no barrier required between the ashes and the soil, they become one to nurture your chosen plant.
Memorials Using Cremation Ashes
It is very common to feel a bond to our loved on through nature, a favourite tree or plant can evoke wonderful memories. Using Living Memorial products to create a memorial of cremation ashes is a powerful connection to a living thing that can be a great assistance during grief and into the future. A tree, a landscape, a garden or houseplant can be a living memorial – a way to express love that has not ended with death. You might choose a favourite location, add a bench or use a container that you can move, however you chose to memorialise your loved one you have our guarantee of a healthy plant. It becomes a living symbol of a special life.