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GravesideFlowers.com makes it easy to honor memories of loved ones through beautiful artificial flower arrangements created specifically for graveside display. We offer a wide variety of styles perfect for every season, holiday or special occasion. Our artificial silk flowers last much, much longer than real flowers so your loved one’s grave site will look its best. Choose from a large selection of arranged silk flowers including headstone sprays, grave site pillows, memorial wreaths, vase bouquets, floral bushes, and graveside crosses.

 

High Quality Floral Arrangements

Our artificial flower arrangements are created of high-quality materials and will resist fading for months. They are designed to withstand outdoor elements like sun, rain and snow and maintain their fresh look and color. Silk flowers will last for months, but real flowers only last a few days at most. We want your cemetery flowers to look good and display your love for a long time. Our bows are machine made for consistency and quality and are color coordinated with the flowers in our displays. Keep your loved one’s grave site looking beautiful with high-quality artificial flowers from Graveside Flowers. Most of our products are made in the USA!

 

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Artificial Silk Flowers for Cemeteries and Graves

Artificial Flower Arrangements for Cemeteries

Cemetery Flower Arrangement Ideas for Memorial Day

Choosing the right flower arrangement to honor a loved one on Memorial Day doesn't need to be a daunting task. The fist step should always be to check the rules and regulations for the cemetery. Not all cemeteries have the same rules regarding the decorating of graves, and some, such as National Cemeteries, can have very stringent rules. You definitely don't want to spend time and money only to find that your flowers were removed from the grave and thrown away because they violated cemetery policy.

The second thing to consider is your budget. How many graves do you want to decorate, and how much money do you want to spend? It's very easy to leave flowers at a grave for less than $10, and it's also very easy to spend several hundred dollars per grave. There is no right or wrong on how much to spend. That's purely a personal decision you should base on your own opinion and financial situation.

The final consideration is selecting the arrangement, itself. We've highlighted a few ideas below that are our most popular items during the Memorial Day season. If you would like to browse our entire Memorial Day collection, click here.

Memorial Day Headstone Saddle ArrangementPremium Mixed Peony Headstone Spray with Patriotic Colors

Patriotic colors are always popular this time of the year. This silk floral arrangement features a bountiful mound of red, white, and blue peonies and fern greenery. It's designed to sit atop an upright headstone, but can also be placed on the ground or on an easel. The arrangement is 34" wide, and sits about 8" tall on top of the stone. It comes with a saddle to secure it in place, but we also recommend our headstone flower anchor for extra security.

memorial wreath for veteransRed White and Blue Hero Wreath for Veterans

This 16" diameter wreath is perfect for the grave of US military veteran, police officer, fireman, or other first-responder. The wreath is made with artificial red, white, and blue carnations, and comes with a display easel to hold the wreath upright. White accent flowers and greenery completes the look. The matching blue ribbons are connected with a ribbon that says, "Hero".

Patriotic American White Wood Cross

This 24" tall white wooden cross is mounted with an artificial flower arrangement featuring red, white, and blue carnations, small white daisies, and fern greenery. The cross includes a coordinating blue bow, and is a great way to honor any Veteran or other American Patriot. The cross can be easily placed into the ground, and also makes a great roadside or temporary memorial.

patriotic cemetery vaseStars and Stripes Memorial Vase

This is a floral bouquet of artificial flowers that are a mix of red with white stripes and blue with white stars symbolic of the American flag. The flower bouquet stands 26" tall, and includes fern greenery and a coordinating bow. It comes in a plastic granite gray vase with a stake to put it in the ground, and a floral foam insert to stabilize the bouquet while on display. Or, you can also remove the flowers from the vase and display it in a permanent grave marker vase.

If you're looking for other Memorial Day flower arrangements, including those that aren't patriotic themed, visit our entire seasonal collection by clicking here.

 

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Artificial Flower Rules for National Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), who maintains most of our national cemeteries, has several rules in place to maintain a nicely landscaped and attractive resting place for our fallen heroes. Many of these rules are blanket rules that cover all national cemeteries. However, the rules regarding placement of artificial flowers varies from cemetery to cemetery.

Two of the national cemeteries that aren't maintained by the VA, Arlington National Cemetery and the US Soldier's and Airmen's National Cemetery, are maintained by the Department Army. While each cemetery has its own rules regarding the placement of artificial flowers, most tend to follow the rules set by Arlington, which are as follows.

As a general rule, silk flowers and potted plants will be allowed on graves:

  • *For a period extending 10 days before Easter Sunday to 10 days after.
  • *For a period extending 10 days before Memorial Day to 10 days after.
  • *Christmas wreaths, potted poinsettias, and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from December 10th through January 10th.

National CemeteriesSome National cemeteries have slight variances in their artificial flower rules, such as Leavenworth National Cemetery, who's rules are as follows: "Artificial flowers and potted plants will be permitted on graves during periods when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance. As a general rule, artificial flowers and potted plants will be allowed on graves for a period extending seven days before through seven days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day. Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers."

Fort Snelling National Cemetery has a more open policy towards artificial flowers, allowing them to be placed on graves anytime outside of mowing season, which they consider to be October 1st through April 1st.

Some other rules that should be adhered to are:

  • *Floral items should be placed at the side of headstones in line with the headstone row. This allows for equipment operations and prevents damage to floral items.
  • *Floral items should not be secured to headstones or markers.
  • *Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects, pinwheels, balloons, toys and stuffed animals and similar commemorative items are not permitted on the graves at any time.
  • *Don't place any items that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery, or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel.

There are also some national cemeteries that are maintained by the National Parks Service. The flower rules at these sites can be vague and arbitrary.  According to the Parks Service website, "The placement on a grave of fresh cut or artificial flowers in or on a metal or other non-breakable rod or container designated by the superintendent is allowed at times designated by the superintendent."

If you're unsure of the rules for artificial flowers at a particular national cemetery, your best option is to either call the cemetery office and ask about their policies, or search online for them. Below are links to flower rules for some national cemeteries. For most cemeteries, any of the products found on our vases and hoop basket collection page will be allowed.

*Graveside Flowers can deliver orders directly to national cemeteries (or any other cemetery that maintains an office) however, you will need to make arrangements to have the flowers placed at the grave site.

Links to National Cemeteries Artificial Flower Policies:

City Point National Cemetery

Chattanooga National Cemetery

Calverton National Cemetery

 

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Mother's Day Ideas for Grave Flowers and Decorations

If you've lost your mother, or you would like to honor somebody else's mother who was dear to you, we have several great ideas for sprucing up their grave sites on Mother's Day. In addition to beautiful artificial flower arrangements designed specifically for cemeteries, we also carry several wonderful grave decorations.

Flower Arrangements that Say "Mom"

 

mothers day cemetery wreathThe arrangements we have that actually say "Mom" fit into three different groups. We have flowered wreaths, pillow arrangements, and wire stands for mothers. For wreaths, we have a line of 18" diameter wreaths made from colorful carnations that include matching bows and a ribbon that says, "Mom". You can find it here.


Our Mom pillow arrangements come in several different colors, and are made with silk carnations. Mom is written using white carnations. These pillows are inexpensive and make a great memorial. You can find them here.

We also have Mom wire stands. They stand 22" tall and are easily inserted into the ground next to the memorial site. These are available in red, pink, and a pink/cream blend.

Flower Arrangements that Moms Love

 These flower arrangements don't have "Mom" written anywhere on them, but they are our most popular purchases for Mother's Day.

headstone saddle arrangementIf the grave marker is a standard upright style, a beautiful headstone spray would be a great way to honor your mother. Our premium headstone sprays are 36" wide and create a beautiful, full mound of flowers on top of the headstone. To see our premium headstone sprays, click here.

In addition to our sprays, we also have wonderful hoop basket bouquets that are made of silk roses, gladiolas, and fern greens to complement.  You can see our hoop baskets here.

Grave Decorations for Mom

lighted cemetery crossThese grave decorations are a nice addition to a flower arrangement, but they also look great on their own.
If you would like to create a look of eternal light on your mother's grave, you should look at our solar powered LED cemetery lights, such as this 12 inch tall cross.

If none of the above idea are of particular interest to you, please visit our Mother's Day Collection page to see what other alternatives we have to offer. We're certain you'll find something that Mom would love! As always, we offer free shipping. Order by the first Sunday in May to ensure timely delivery.

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