Steve loved planting pansies. He grew up planting them with his Granddaddy. And he planted them with his children and grandchildren. There were always pansies growing in his yard.

We decide to honor him with a pansy memorial garden. We have selected the site at the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens. It’s on a beautiful hill overlooking a pond and next to a cute gazebo.

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens
(480) 704-4100 
25002 S. 206th Street
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Rendering of the Garden

Selecting the Site

Preparing the Garden – We Used Million Dollar Soil!

We wanted to make the garden extra special so there is a secret ingredient in the soil. It’s money! Lots of shredded money is mixed into the soil. Steve would have loved that!

Planting the Garden – February 13, 2021 (President’s Day Weekend)

Linda Planted the First Pansy and the Last Pansy