All Things Gardening forum: Looking for plants with the name Aurora

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 19, 2013 3:52 PM CST
After 15 years my sweet little wolf girl is no longer with us, and I'd like to do a small memorial area with flowers containing her name. Anyone got any suggestions? I've found a daylily called Aurora Blues, and a dahlia called Aurora, but no one seems to have them. Same with roses. There appear to be some with that name, but not that I can find available.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 19, 2013 4:23 PM CST
Fragrant Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii ‘Aurora. This plant I found on the web. I'm so sorry about you dog. I know what it is to lose one.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 19, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Thank you! That one sounds interesting, and will survive in this zone!
And yes, it's been a tough time the last few days.
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Bubbles
Jun 19, 2013 4:51 PM CST
I know there's an impatien called Aurora, but it wouldn't be long lived up there. Take care.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 19, 2013 6:09 PM CST
Thanks. I appreciate the tip on the viburnum. After reading some of the descriptions, it sounds yummy. Smiling
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gardengus
Jun 19, 2013 8:36 PM CST
Try typing just aurora into our database and you will be amazed at the plants

I have a white bleeding heart (the fringed type) named Aurora
there is a small hosta called Aurora
And a flowering dogwood

all fit tribute to a lovely animal

I know the sadness of loss
from one animal lover to another
The pain of loss fades but the memory of love does not.
Cinda
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all else is just existing.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 20, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Oh, I tried that, and you're right, there are lots listed. I'm just having difficulty finding any that are available to buy! The bleeding heart would be nice, I do like bleeding heart and I may be able to actually find that one. Smiling Unfortunately, it's a bit late in the year (or early, depending) to be looking for some of these plants. I'd really like to find a rose or a daylily. And the dahlia is gorgeous! -- but unavailable. sigh. I'll have to go look at that dogwood, I didn't notice that one. And DH likes dogwood. Heh, maybe I should be looking for wolfbane? Hilarious!

Thank you for the kind words. We tried to give her the best life we could. She's the main reason my garden is where it is. We built it surrounding her kennel so I could be with her (and to keep the stupid goats away from her!)
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Jun 20, 2013 9:36 AM CST
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mcash70
Jun 22, 2013 11:11 PM CST
Woffie, I am very sorry for your loss, Aurora was beautiful! Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 23, 2013 9:14 AM CST
Thank you, Margaret. I've managed to order a couple of plants so far, daylily Aurora Blues and that white bleeding heart. And a small bronze statue of a wolf. Smiling We're thinking about turning her kennel into a pet memorial area, with plants to honor some of our other departed darlings, too.
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mcash70
Jun 23, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Woofie, that sounds like a lovely way to remember your dearly loved departed pets. Thumbs up
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gingin
Jun 27, 2013 12:11 PM CST
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At the entrence to my Memory Garden I have a plaque of the Rainbow Bridge poem. Can't remember just when I got it, but it still looks great...never can get all the way through reading it without tears Crying Crying
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woofie
Jun 27, 2013 6:00 PM CST
Well, so far, so good! Got my daylily "Aurora Blues" today, along with the Dicentra formosa "Aurora." Both look to be viable plants....small, but viable (if I don't screw things up! Hilarious! ). And the little statue I ordered came yesterday and it's just lovely! I may have to get a second one to keep indoors!
Getting her kennel safe to walk around in, though, is going to be a major project! She was a world class digger, and the weeds have grown up to hide the holes. Eeek! Going to have to be careful.
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Jun 27, 2013 6:44 PM CST
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 27, 2013 6:53 PM CST
Hey, want to come around with Seven-League boots and a shovel? Hilarious! All volunteers welcome! Rolling on the floor laughing If you fall into a hole that's too big, we guarantee to perform appropriate rites before filling it in. Big Grin
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Sharon
Jun 28, 2013 12:57 AM CST
Well, shoot, Woof. I just now saw this. I've known Aurora as long as I've known you and this just breaks my heart. Group hug Group hug Group hug

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 28, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Mine too. It's hard to go out to take care of the garden; I keep expecting to see her. It's been fortunate that we've had a LOT of rain since losing her, so I've been able to skate by without doing too much. That's all over starting today, tho. 88 deg for the forecast!
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gingin
Jun 30, 2013 12:37 PM CST
Boy howdy can I ever relate to the holes. Cut the dog run the other day...gotta really pay attention. Dixie and her BIG ball have done a number on it. Some are large enough to get lost in...tractor and all Blinking Blinking Note to self...get the manual out for the weed wacker so I can undo whatever it is that I did so I can wack around holes without falling in Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.
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mom2goldens
Jul 1, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Sorry to hear about Aurora, Woofie. I think it's lovely you are putting plants in your garden to honor that beautiful girl. So sorry for your loss Group hug

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