In addition to the color this will provide as the other flowers are fading, it also produces a pinkish flower to create an accent of beauty in the center, the heart of the garden. Heidi will always be at the center of our hearts, with her beautiful smile lasting regardless of the temperature. So it's only fitting the heart of the garden be the same in nature.
A few options were considered but the hosta was chosen because it will grow in size and its one of my parents favorite greenery plants on their property. To add this to the Heidi Allen Remembrance Garden brings "home" to the garden, surrounding its center.
The next perennial is an orange daisy like flower. When Heidi disappeared orange was selected as the color of choice because it was Mexico's school color and most would have this color in their wardrobe. To keep this color of hope for our community, this flower was selected.
So the corners remind us of why this garden came into existence for our community. One of our own was abducted and remains missing today but these daisies will remind all who see the garden...the missing are never forgotten. Little signs of hope and remembrance, from our home to the garden. We think as the years progress, the white and orange daisies will combine to create a point of hope in all directions.
The orange violas are fillers this year, to eliminate an empty feel this year as the new plants take hold and grow. My parents and us, each have this same flower in our gardens at home so we are each connected. One more way we remain a family unit - while not enjoying time together, we can still share our joy and beauty with others while we wait until the day we are together once again...all orange and community related. #HopeHeidiAllen