Why Graveside FlowersGravesideFlowers.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 ArrangementsOur 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!
One of the keys to playing the game are to find Pokestops, which are essentially free item drops placed around the world. They are mostly located at important cultural spots, such as statues, public buildings, and other public locations. Since cemeteries fit into the category, many were unfortunately set up as Pokestops.
Pokemon Gyms are also gathering spots for players. Gyms are where players go to gain strength and improve battle skills. Players have the ability to create their own gyms (and many businesses have done so to attract potential patrons). While it's less likely that a gym would be created in a cemetery, it is possible.
Of additional issue for cemeteries is that there are stories floating around stating that the the Ghost type Pokemons (Ghastly, Haunter, and Gengar) typically spawn near graveyards/cemeteries. Since these Pokemon are quite rare, people will go to grave sites to try and catch them. There were also rumors stating that they spawn more commonly at night, enticing players to enter the premises after normal hours.
What to Do About It
The game's developer isn't breaking any laws and can't be held responsible for the actions of their users. However, they will allow anyone to request their location be removed as a Pokestop or Gym. This should be your first step, and instructions on how to do so are below.
If that doesn't solve the problem, a sign near the entrance of your facility kindly asking visitors not to play there could be helpful. The good news is, this fad will fade, and probably do so quickly. So, regardless of how inconsiderate players may be, it's unlikely they'll be around much longer.
How to Request the Removal of a PokéStop or Gym
Go to game developer Niantic's website by clicking here and fill out the form to request the removal of a PokéStop from private property, or for other reasons. You'll need to supply an email address and a reason why you're looking to remove the PokéStop. You can also include documents or photos with your request. The more information you can provide them, the better.
Keep in mind, you're likely to just get an auto-response saying your request was received. Niantic doesn't state when, or even if, it will be removed.
Placing an elegant flower arrangement on top of a headstone is a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one who has passed. But how do you attach the flowers so they don't blow away in the first wind that rolls through the cemetery after you've place them? You obviously don't want to have your flowers lost, but you also don't want to attach them in a fashion that looks bad or might damage the stone.
The headstone spray, which is a very popular style of grave site floral arrangement, can be placed on the ground atop the grave, on an easel next to the grave stone, or perched on top of the stone. Of the three options, having the spray on top of the stone looks the best, and is how the arrangement was really intended to be displayed.
Most sprays are sold with a saddle that is made of coat hanger-like wire that is bent to fit over the top of the stone and hold it in place. These saddles do a decent job of holding the flowers in place, but they can still be blown away if the wind gets strong. The other issues with saddles is often times they look cheap, and if they're made from low-cost materials, can rust and leave rusty streaks running down the face of the stone.
The Best Solution
We've also seen other strategies for attaching flowers that are quite crude, ineffective, and unattractive, such as the use of plastic wrap, duct tape, wire, zip ties, and fishing line. While some of these strategies are quite creative and border on engineering marvels, they typically don't look very good. Especially when you get close!
Graveside Flowers sells a product that will anchor your flowers to a headstone in a way that is completely hidden from view, won't damage the stone, will hold up to a strong wind, is made from aluminum, so it won't rust...and doesn't cost that much more than a roll of duct tape. This innovative headstone flower arrangement anchor (pictured to the right) retails for just $12.99 and makes a perfect, and permanent, solution to the problem of securing flowers on top of a grave marker.
To buy one for yourself, click on the following link: http://www.gravesideflowers.com/collections/accessories/products/headstone-anchor
Leaving flowers at the grave or memorial site for somebody who has passed away is something many of us feel the need to do. However, we want to make sure we do it in a way that will properly reflect upon, and honor, the life of our late loved one. This sometimes makes it difficult to choose just the right flowers. Should the flowers be bright and festive, or should they be more subtle and understated? Should we buy a wreath, a bouquet, a pillow, or a spray? How many flowers should we place on the grave?
All of these questions really boil down to what your instincts tell you to do. There is no right or wrong. However, we'd like to give you some general thoughts that might help you follow your instincts to the perfect graveside flowers.
Flowers carry a lot of symbolism, which is very important for remembrances. Listed below are some of the artificial silk flowers we sell here, and what each one symbolizes:
- Rose (red) - Passionate love
- Rose (pink) - Friendship
- Rose (yellow) - Zealous
- Rose (white) - Purity
- Poppy - Consolation - Also symbolic for veterans
- Calla Lily - Marriage and fidelity
- Sunflower - Adoration
- Peony - Healing
- Zinnia - Thoughts of friends
- Daisy - Innocence
- Hydrangea - Perseverance
- Gladiola - Strength of character
- Carnation (red) - Flashy
- Carnation (pink) - Gratitude
- Carnation (white) - Remembrance
- Larkspur - Beautiful spirit
- Orchid - Delicate beauty
Wreaths are customary at funerals as symbols of life, death and the immortality of the soul. A wreath may be used at a grave site as a symbol of hope that the spirit as moved on and surpassed the death of the body.
When choosing flowers to leave at a grave, let your heart be your guide. If your memories of the deceased make you think of a field of daisies, leave a bouquet of daisies. If you have a special memory of the person where a vase of roses was present, leave a vase of roses. In these situations, more often than not, your heart will lead you in the right direction.