A personal passion of mine is planting a pet friendly garden on our little apartment balcony and spreading what I learn along the way so you can do the same! If you are interested in reading any of my previous posts on this topic, you can find them here:

Pet Friendly Gardening 101
Newbie Gardening Tips for Pet Safe Gardens
Indoor Plants that are Non-Toxic to Dogs
Safe Herbs for Dogs
Pet Safe Options for Fresh, Cut Flowers
Beautiful, but Deadly Flowers for Dogs and Cats
Is Lavender Safe for Dogs?

Up until recently, I hadn’t really seen too much on the market that combined gardening and pets, so I was very intrigued to learn about Pet Perennials. Pet Perennials is a DIY memorial product that was originally created to help with the grieving process after a person lost a loved pet. The idea is that you can make seed wafers from the ingredients included in the kit and, if you wish, your pet’s cremated remains.

DIY Pet Perennials Kit - Memorial for lost pets

Once the wafers have been created, all you have to do is lay one on top of some soil in a pot, flower bed, or window box. Then just make sure it gets adequate sun and water.

Each kit should produce 12 seed wafers, so you can plant them all in on area or a few different flower pots. The wafers will contain a combination of annual flowers, which allow you to get beautiful flowers right away, and perennials, which take a little longer to flower, but will come back year after year.

Talking about memorial products can be a touchy topic. The worst part about pet parenthood is that they never ever live long enough. I can’t even imagine a life without Luna, so I often put off any talking or even thinking about it. But, there was something different about Pet Perennials.

I honestly believe that gardening can soothe the soul. There is something calming about being outside and connecting with the earth and my surroundings, so I can definitely see how it can help with the grieving process. But, you don’t have to be a gardener to use this product. The founders have really thought it through and made it easy enough for anyone to use!

And Pet Perennials doesn’t have to be a memorial product. You can absolutely use it as a way to celebrate by planting your seed wafers on their birthday or gotcha day. Then each year the flowers will come back to kick off your celebrations and you can even have a special, beautiful place to spend with your dog.

I love that the founders of Pet Perennials are also open to comments and questions. In fact, when I met them I asked if all the flower seeds were pet safe if ingested. It turns out there was one in question, so they removed it from the mix to make all the flowers pet safe! That made me so happy because where do you get that kind of response ever?!

Enter to win a DIY Pet Perennials Kit

TWO lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive a DIY Pet Perennials Kit!

USA residents are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim his or her prize.

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Disclaimer: I was sent product free to try from Pet Perennials. Affiliate links are used in this post and I may receive a commission if you click and/or purchase from the link to help support this blog. Do not worry, these links do not affect the price of products. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. Pet Perennials is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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