Monday, April 9, 2012

Plant Pink for Payton

Mom read on Winston's Blog about the Memorial Tribute for Payton, and decided to participate. We were to Plant Pink for Payton, then share our planting. Mom decided to plant an entire section of her new garden pink, to honor our friend Payton.

It's hard to believe that one month ago today, Payton was in this very yard, just feet away from this garden. Not only in the yard, but jumping over an agility jump in our yard. And now sweet Payton is at the Bridge, and our hearts are mourning. 

But this garden will help the healing. 

Mom planted a pink flowering bush (she can't remember the name), pink dianthus, and a pink geranium. And in the section to the right, she planted sunflowers, to honor the Sunflower Sisters. 

Every time mom looks out of our kitchen window, lets us out into our dog yard, or sits on the patio in the evening listening to the birds, she will see Payton's Garden. 

Every time she takes me out to train agility, practice obedience or play fetch, we will walk by Payton's Garden.

Every time she peeks out the office window to check the weather or look at our veggie garden, she will see Payton's Garden. 

When our good friend Suki visits us in a few months, we will take a picture in front of Payton's Garden, to honor our friend, who is gone but never forgotten.


  1. What a great idea! We'll plant something pink for Miss Payton too :)

    Meredith & Scarlet

  2. Your garden is beautiful! Payton is smiling down from the Bridge on her friends.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  3. Such a beautiful idea. As soon as the weather warms up enough to plant we will put in something pink right next to the new pug memorial rock that Mom and Dad put out yesterday.
    Bailey & Hazel

  4. That's a beautiful tribute to our friend Payton. I know she would have loved to sniff those pink flowered. I'm going to get my dad to plant some pink flowers in our little garden, too. I really miss Pugnacious P.


  5. Beautiful flowers, I can't wait to see them. Just think, all the nurserys around the states are going to be sold out of pink flowers.


  6. We can't wait to see you picture with Suki ... that is going to be pawsome! It will be like Payton is there with you.

    Last week mama ordered some pink bleeding hearts to plant in Payton's memory but they haven't arrived, yet! We will post pictures when they bloom. And the best part ... they will come back every year so we will always be able to remember sweet Payton when our flowers bloom!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  7. Your pink flowers are so beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to sweet Payton!