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Photos from Dale’s Garden

This site is dedicated to My Sister Dale and shared with cancer survivors, cancer patients, cancer victims and their loved ones.

My Sister Dale’s Garden is a magical path lined with fruit trees, gardenias, day lilies, and many other flowering plants. When entering her garden you are immediately captivated by its tropical feel even though it’s located in the California Desert.

It all began as a tribute to my only sister, just two and a half years younger than me. Dale was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and passed away two years later after a tango like dance with the disease. .


The pictures on this website document the beauty and life that goes on after Dale’s death. Please visit the photo gallery where you will find over 5000 pictures. A whisper of Dale’s ashes grace the garden and I believe that she is the caretaker of every bulb, plant, tree and bird that flourishes. It started in a small area and then expanded to include a koi pond grape arbor and vegetable garden. Dale’s nurturing touches every living thing on our property. The garden is a testament to the bravery of cancer survivors and cancer victims.

May Dale’s Garden bring joy and hope to cancer survivors, cancer victims and those who cherish their memories.

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92 Comments to Home

  1. by Christine W

    On June 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    It was so nice to get your email, welcome back!

  2. by craig chapman

    On October 10, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Im craig recently I shared the last moments of life with my girlfriend, Before she went to a better place.

    We’d met through friends and exchanged numbers and for months talked endlessly in to the early hours of the morning! We’d txt all day send pics etc.

    A month and half before her passing Amy found a lump in her left breast test confirmed our worst fears cancer further test showed it to be aggressive and spreading, kemo started straight away but we were to late Amy passed in early hours of 23/9/13 age 30

    Amy taught me that if you want a true life then sacrifices and determination are needed.

    Amy was selfless making sure the life of others was of highest quailty.

    Amy came to accept jesus as saviour in those last hours.

    I know without a doubt shes is n a better place!

    Rip babe 1/1/83 – 23/9/13

  3. by Mariya

    On June 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Dear friends of the Dale’s Garden!
    My son Kaloyan passed away one year ago because of the rare cancer disease. I would like to share my memories for him with the people who knows what means to lose a special one who fights with the devil illness. More people has some concerns to talk about but I don’t stop to looking for answers … R.I.P. my lovely son! I hope you enjoy in the Dale’s Garden together with the hostess …

  4. by Alexander Crow

    On March 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I’ve been away for a while and I came across your video the other day and it was like finding an old friend I had lost. :-)
    I pray you and yours are happy and well!

  5. by susan/daughter judy

    On September 30, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    I am 53 years old and lost my Daddy on September 24, 2012 at 702pm. Daddy’s name WAS Gerald (Jerry). The most amazing, handsome and beautiful man that was put on earth. He was and is my life. Daddy loved Carol, my Mom of almost 60 years. Daddy and mommy were married at 18 years young. Daddy loved Susan, me,(Daughter Judy with a Root Toot Tootie), his only daughter. I do have brothers…whatever. Daddy loved his grandchildren of 5 (2 of which were mine, but only one will be spoken of, Rachel Jillian) and his only great grandchild created by Rachel, Piper Rae. Daddy loved Buttons, his chubby cocker spaniel. Daddy loved Bert, his cockatiel. Daddy loved his cars. Daddy loved his lawn. Daddy loved to fly until diabetes stopped his flight. Daddy loved Elvis. Daddy loved to golf. Daddy loved the sun on his face. Daddy loved Gunsmoke. My daddy loved, loved , loved. Daddy was tired on the Tuesday after Labor Day. My parents religiously went to their respective doctors at least twice weekly. Daddy was only 75 and diabetically controlled. Daddy and Mom led a full life. I thought it was just fatigue. On September 11 Daddy was diagnosed with liver, pancreatic, lung, stomach and progressive brain cancer. Daddy left my earth in a beautiful hospice center in Joliet, Illinois. He saw is Daddy, Ray, his Mommy, Verna Belle, his brothers, George (Tough) and Leon (Mike). My gramps told him he will die. Daddy saw all kinds of spirits. Daddy talked to many spirits. I told them to go away. Is that wrong? That’s why I know I will see Daddy in my dreams. I will feel Daddy in my hopes. Its been a short time, but I KNOW he will show me his presence. Its all I have. In the end I saw my Daddy die. I am not religious, but, I do talk to the moon and to the sun and to the clouds and say OUTLOUD DONT LET this happen to anyone. Its been days since my Daddy left me and this earth. Im just saying that I am a mess and miss my Daddy. I would have given my life for my Daddy…Jerry is that incredible…just saying! I LOVE YOU DADDY!

  6. by meg

    On July 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    hi guys im 13 years old and my dad has stage 4 colon cancer and has been a fighter for 8 long monthes my dad has been in and out of the hospital for that time i just want him to be happy

    my dad on friday had major sugery on his colon/intesines this is the 2nd one we all ready did 4 monthes of kemo and were starting another hopefully the blockage they went to remove was cancer and it was huge this was his chance to be cured and they could only remove 15%
    of the blockage which mean my dad can never eat food agin like not even stuff like mashed
    potatos it has to be liquid like broth etc….

    i hope my dad makes it but its not looking good and if they remove any more of the blockage it would kill him so we will see if kemo helps…. please keep him in your prayers

  7. by mccauley@middlebury.edu

    On May 7, 2012 at 3:33 AM


  8. by Valerie Kite

    On November 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    These flowers give meaning to the words, “The world is charged with the grandeur of God!” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, more

  9. by Miriam Admin

    On November 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    So glad the flowers bring you happiness.

  10. by Vinko Stojic

    On November 26, 2011 at 5:14 AM

    This is a one of the rarest spots on Internet, where I can relax and feel my soul happy watching beautiful gifts of the Mother Nature!

  11. by acruehmann@aol.com,

    On November 16, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Mother would have loved these pictures. She seemed to like plants both in Georgia and Florida. Did you go back to bad weatherthere. I thought I caught sommething in the news this morning.

  12. by acruehmann@aol.com

    On November 16, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    This lady has the most beautiful graphics.

  13. by Miriam Admin

    On October 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Nile and Mariah, I’m so glad you enjoyed the limes and making limeade. I hope you get a chance to look at the garden pictures. I’ll send more fruit when it ripens.

  14. by Nile

    On October 24, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Thank you for the supplies you donated to the YMCA (ASES) program this past Friday, the 21st. The kids enjoyed it and it was a fun time. -Nile

    I had a fun time making limeade. Thank You Very Much!! -Mariah

  15. by Rachel

    On October 19, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    Hope all is well with you, Miriam. I look forward to seeing more of your garden, and sharing with you as in the past.

    Thanks for always following up and following through — you give us hope!

  16. by Miriam Admin

    On October 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Margaret, I will restart sending you the daily “gifts from mysisterdalesgarden”—See you in the garden.

  17. by Margaret Potter

    On October 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Please keep sending them. I enjoy the beauty in my day and the tribute to those who we have lost (including my own husband to lung cancer).

  18. by Paula

    On October 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    This garden is in honor of my sister Beth, who, like my best friend, was a recent victim of cancer. We miss you and love you Beth, and think of you often. May you rest in peace. You are in a better place now.

  19. by Paula

    On October 17, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    I’m so sorry Miriam for your loss. Here’s to them both.

  20. by Miriam Admin

    On October 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Paula, I too lost a best friend to breast cancer. Here’s to Cheryl and my friend Nancy.

  21. by Paula

    On October 17, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    I am writing in honor of my friend, Cheryl who just passed after a several-year long battle with breast cancer. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. I will post the beautiful video of Dale’s Garden video in honor of Cheryl. It is something she would have enjoyed viewing.

  22. by Dorothy

    On October 4, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Dear Miriam,
    I just found your website from the fibromyalgia support group. I have to ask, do you have fibromyalgia, or are you there for support. I am writing through tears at the most beautiful tribute to anyone I have ever seen and such love you have! I will say a prayer for Dale everytime I visit and it will be often. I am 71 and have had the fibro since my early 20′s and also multible back problems so that I’m almost bedridden. It’s a constant battle to keep active.

    But I’m writting to espress the thanks for sharing your sister’s garden with us on the web. I am so blessed, am a 14 year lung cancer survivor. I have read some of the messages on the site. I will visit the garden often. One day I will write of my love for gardens, started by my grandmother’s. I have tried through the years, and for awhile had a good start with several beautiful varieties of pink roses. but in the Texas heat and the fibro and back problems, am only left with one very hardy one called Belinda’s Dream. amd in two pots, 2 yellow Julia Childs, must be very hardy since I”ve had them for 3 years with almost no care. Somehow they have survived this summer’s mostly over 100 degrees heat here in San Antonio, Tx. I have no sisters, have always missed one, but have four younger brothers whom I love dearly. One day I hope to send something for the garden in memory of my aunt– when I am a little more moble. Thanks for chosing something for your sister that will bring so much pleasure to others

    With instant admiration and affection, Dorothy

  23. by Lynnsey

    On September 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Hello, Thank you for this beautiful site. My partner of 27 years, 52 years old, died last September from brain cancer. I built a little hut for her near my garden with her ashes and plants and a Buddha. I miss her so much it is hard to bear, to get my ground again. So I garden and gather and make healing medicine ( I am an herbalist and a psychotherapist)and cry and cry. I will try to send you a picture when I am on my home computer.
    I am not sure how to access your blog, please let me know – I am curious about the bunny!
    Again, thanks, Lynnsey

  24. by Lorena

    On August 11, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    My mother was diagnosed with cancer about a year ago,and all I’ve been doing is looking up different ways to comfort her,all she does is cry.Im 15 and I just started wokring she was soo proud of me,it was the first time in months I had seen her smile. I want to do everything in my power to help my mother get better she means the world to me. My special memeories are all the days I get to see my mother smile!!!

  25. by Joyce

    On August 3, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    This if for Ernest b. Rodgers, Charles Zukausky, John Zukausky, And all who have a loved one who passed away from Cancer.

  26. by Kara

    On August 1, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Dale is very lucky to have you as a sister creating such a lovely tribute to her life here on earth. You are graced with her angelic spirit that lives on in eternity what a beautiful gift to you both. I have a darling auntie that is in spirit Paddy she and I have the gift to walk together each day as well. Peace , Love and Light <3
    You asked what you could do for me today but you already did it, you made me think of how much I love my auntie and all others that are in the spirit world for one reason or another. Thank you for reminding me today of the beauty of connection to those who are no longer with us. Bless K:)

  27. by Jan K

    On July 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Thank you for what you are doing. My father died in 1999 after nearly 2 yrs of fighting lung cancer. He was only 71 when he was diagnosed. I am an almost 5 yr breast cancer survivor. My dad’s mother, my grandmother died of colon cancer.

    Thank you for the invitation through the Yahoo BC2 group. I hope many will be inspired to view the photo galleries. Your love for your sister, runs deep in what you are doing.

  28. by Elaine

    On July 24, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Lovely site.I enjoyed it very much. Flowers and the peacefulness of a garden ease a persons heart. Well done.

  29. by garrett

    On July 16, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    Great site

  30. by Debra

    On July 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    You have inspired me to start a Garden of my own here in Florida, for My son at the age of 25 had Testicular Cancer but it had progressed into Teritoma but with the loving help of Moffitt Cancer Research Center here in Tampa, Fl he is a 6 year survivor. Thank you for all the insiration and healing process for all Debra

  31. by John

    On June 30, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    Hi, we are in VV and it was 79 degrees a couple of days ago and will be 114 in several days more. Really unusual for area 9 northern calif. Saved over 50 gallons of high nitrogen no chlorine rain water for our garden and fruit trees.


  32. by Donna

    On May 9, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Lovely website…

    I lost my mother july 17th 2010 to lung cancer at age 56.. MEH! given 6 months to live and survived 6 weeks… whole family fell apart and my biological father moved on and found someone within 3 months and disowned me.. happy days..grr.. anyway..

    the tribute you have done..is absolutely beautiful xx..

  33. by simon plumb

    On April 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    whata wonderful site and a beautiful tribuite to your sister.she must be with you every time you in the garden.what a postive thing you have created out of something so horribie.i am a cancer surivior from childhood.haveing lost family members and freinds.to cancer but june 19th 2003.at4.30am my father lost his battle with severeal different types of cancer.we have started a memerioe garden for my father with his faviourte flowers roese and gladioli.the lons and wonderfu photos is very moveing.be proud of yourself on keeping your sister memorey alive god bless.

  34. by Judy

    On March 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    I visited mysisterdalesgarden.com to find out more about you. I was astounded at the beautiful pictures and the website itself. As a breast cancer survivor, I want you to know you have touched my heart and brightened my day. I love plants and flowers and when I saw what you had created in honor of your sister and the comments on the site, I was in tears.

  35. by Steffen

    On March 10, 2011 at 6:47 AM


  36. by Franchetta

    On March 7, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this to me.

    I would love for you to come to our support group. Your sister’s zest for life still lives on and could help so many people. Her star shines brightly thru you.

  37. by Jaynee Behlman

    On February 25, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Miriam what a beautiful site the garden is incredible I am sure Dale is so very proud of this

  38. by Laura Heisey

    On February 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your sister. My heart goes out to you.

  39. by Margaret Potter

    On February 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    I was looking on the web for sites with photos of cancer. I wanted to know exactly what killed my husband. It was wonderful to come upon this site with the beautiful pictures…I then decided to look at the flowers instead of cancer. I recently lost my wonderful husband to stage 4 small cell lung cancer on Jan 31 . He fought a gallant fight but cancer was just too advanced. He lived only 5 months. I am in the process of trying to retrain my thoughts and grief from focusing on that horrible enemy of cancer to the incredible beauty in the world that will help us through…your flowers!
    What an uplifting and positive website. He loved flowers. keep up the good work as it brings peace to all who see it.

  40. by Sonia A. Mascaro

    On January 29, 2011 at 7:05 AM

    What a beautiful site and what a very touching tribute to your sister and others with cancer.

    Thanks for your e-mail and compliment about the photo of the large rubber tree.

    Kind regards from Sonia, São Paulo, Brazil.

  41. by littlebigplanet 2

    On January 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    I totally liked reading through your Cancer victims and cancer survivors honor them by dedicating flower pictures on this website.

  42. by claire

    On January 14, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    how lovely and inspirational, many blessings.

  43. by Kate Quarfordt

    On January 6, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful site. Blessings, Kate

  44. by cancer research uk

    On January 5, 2011 at 7:17 PM

    I’ll bookmark this page… Thank you for sharing.

  45. by Rachel

    On January 3, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Your inspiration has given me hope. As often as I can, I will visit, and remember….

  46. by plants art

    On January 1, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Im still learning from you, but Im making my way to the top as well. I certainly enjoy reading all that is posted on your website.Keep the posts coming. I enjoyed it!

  47. by Mary

    On January 1, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    Looking forward to a year full of your amazing photos in Dales garden. It’s already been an educational experience with so many exotic plants.

    Your doing a fabulous job.

  48. by Dorothy/Gardening with Nature

    On December 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Beautiful pictures. Beautiful flowers. And a beautiful idea. I can think of few better ways to remember and honor one that we love than with a garden.

  49. by Pamela P.

    On December 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Sending the warmest Christmas wishes to you and your family. May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family this Christmas!

  50. by Regina Bartlett

    On December 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    thanks so much…God Bless!

  51. by Mary Jane

    On December 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM

    Dear Miriam,
    Your new address is working. I look forward to all your updates. Keep up the great work.
    Mary Jane

  52. by Jan Bartholomew

    On December 8, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    I am a cancer survivor (twice) – My moto is life – live – laugh – My family is a wonderful support group – My dearest friend Mary Jane and Sheri are also a cancer survivors and we have an unspoken bond – I also admire and look up to Elizabeth Edwards – what a brave and magnificent woman

    Our journey on earth is short – so we need to make the best of everything while we are here

    Lots of Love


  53. by The Gray Family

    On December 4, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Miriam! I’m so jealous over the many roses your share! Especially any with
    yellows and reds together. Roses are my all time favs of any flower. Nothing
    like the scent of a huge ‘two-hander bloom’ flush up to my face for a deep
    breathe! That’s how big these flowers were when I was growing up…took two
    hands to hold! And the scent so strong, you only needed one flower in the
    room. Even the seed pods smelled so great.

    Thanks for the memories!

  54. by Beverly

    On December 4, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    OMG what gorgeous coloring. Love it!!!
    You keep showing these beautiful roses and in the spring I will have to get a couple to try growing them. ;-)
    Hugs, Beverly

  55. by E

    On November 16, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Awesome post, hey I found this post while googling for lyrics. Thanks for sharing I’ll email my friends about this too.

  56. by Beverly

    On November 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Appreciate your sharing your beauties with me. See some real beauties from your great garden.

  57. by It's Me

    On November 5, 2010 at 3:51 AM

    What a great blog !! good idea to do this ……every person on earth has lost someone to cancer. happy day ….warm hugs and love Ria…

  58. by Kami

    On November 4, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    This site is very uplifting and provides comfort through the beauty of the flowers. I lost my mother at the age of 60 in January 2008 to Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Primary. It had metastisized to her liver before they found it and she died 8 weeks after diagnosis. She loved Pansies and this site is very touching; that makes it even more beautiful is knowing there are memories of loved ones behind each flower. God bless you and the beautiful work you are doing.

  59. by Mike King

    On November 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    My wife loved Lavender and many other flowers. Often times, she would stop and take pictures on her way to work. She was only 42 and died last year of lung cancer. We have two children. She never smoked and took care of her health and was beautiful like a model. We were married right out of high school and even though it’s been nearly a year, I am still devastated. Thank you so much for your website and trying to get the word out through your beautiful flowers.

    Mike King

  60. by Anthony

    On November 4, 2010 at 9:31 AM


    Thank you for the lovely chat this morning. Your page is wonderful and it’s no wonder why so many people flock to see your garden, whether it be in person or online. I lost my dear grandmother to lung cancer and now work for a non-profit where I see real results in our nation’s fight against this disease. I hope you get in touch with Katie Brown, our Manager of Advocacy & Communications. She is a wonderful resource and lovely person, who will certainly connect you to our organization. All the best!

  61. by Patty S.

    On October 29, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    I just love the tribute you have undertaken to honor your lovely sister, Dale. I lost my dad to lung cancer after a very brave and terrible fight in 2006. I think all cancer survivors and families of cancer survivors and victims should have the opportunity to see your lovely garden. What you are doing is so inspirational and so very lovely. I have enjoyed looking at all the photos every day, and can’t wait to see what comes the next day! Bless you, and what a wonderful way to keep your sister close to you. I have only one sister, too, and cannot imagine living my life without her. Your site is fabulous.

    Patty S.
    Nurse and Gardener

  62. by Deb

    On October 25, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Some days I am depressed, and the flowers are a definite uplift, especially knowing the story behind your wonderful gardens…


  63. by Terry

    On October 24, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    Do you think our choices say anything about who we are?
    I just love all four of these. They seem to share a delicate,
    clean, subtle beauty. Just lovely, each of them. Thanks for
    sharing your garden.

  64. by bakingbarb

    On October 10, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Your website is a beautiful tribute, it is very touching. Our family is dealing with this now and I appreciate your site greatly.

  65. by Ginny

    On October 8, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Thank you so much for giving me the link to mysisterdalesgarden.com in the comment you left on my blog. What a wonderfully healing way to honor your sister. My father died of cancer in March of this year. My stepmother is a breast cancer survivor. It touches all of us, and your blog will touch all who see it.

  66. by leavesnbloom

    On September 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Dear Miriam

    Thank you so much for inviting me on my photoblog over to your garden website. This photographic website is a wonderful tribute to you dear sister Dale. I’m so glad that you took over the care and attention of her beloved garden when she passed away. There are so many photos to look through so I am going to book mark it so that I will be able to visit you regularly.

    We have a close family member who has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and a friend just contacted me a few days ago as her husband has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. My grandpa who taught me so much about gardening also died from cancer. He could always been found in his garden and he took such a great delight in nuturing the plants just like yourself.

  67. by Elephant's Eye

    On September 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    I will be doing four posts on breast cancer in October. As a survivor, with a ‘strong family history’ I think it would be that much harder to be treated for breast cancer in October. When the press is full of Breast Cancer Awareness!

    A garden is a wonderful way to remember your sister. And her name lives on with your memories! Diana of EE

  68. by Gloria, Dakota Garden

    On September 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    What a lovely site. Thank you for visiting my blog. The Gemini Rose is very beautiful! -It reminds me of Pristine Rose. What a nice way to remember your sister. A couple of years ago we lost our 8 year old granddaughter to a rare form of brain cancer. Our garden was her delight.

  69. by TRB

    On September 27, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    My dad died of lung cancer when he was 48. It is hard to describe what I went through at the time. I was only 22, and we were not getting along, and hadn’t been for many years. It was the 60s, my dad was prowar, hated the idea that my friends and I went to Woodstock. Several months later he developed lung cancer. Obviously, I wanted to be there for him, but he made it impossible with terrible mood swings. I am 60 now, looking back on it. I have a son of my own a daughter and between them and their partners four grandchildren. I have spent most of my life as a successful writer. Even retired, I continue to blog, hence the pen name “TRB.” As crazy as it sounds, I often wonder what it would be like today if suddenly my dad showed up at the age of 48, and I as his senior, attempted to work out our differences. I wonder if we would finally get along. If we could work it out together. That is the thing about cancer (and all fatal disease) – it steals precious time from you and your loved one, and leaves you, the survivor to wonder what might have happened. Warm Regards, TRB

  70. by Charlene Chapman

    On September 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    In hopeful recovery of pancreatic cancer to my cousin Charlene Chapman

  71. by Brenda

    On September 23, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    I like how you’re letting your sister live on in you. By the way, Natalie Fischer answered your questions at http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2010/09/ask-agent-natalie-fischer.html. Please come and see.

  72. by Jennifer

    On September 21, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I think that it is wonderful that you are honoring your sisters memory in this way.

  73. by Mindy

    On September 15, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    This is beautiful. It’s very touching. My sister is a cancer surviror at 29 years old. I had faith the whole time and she didn’t know it, but she only had a 5% survival rate and she was one of the lucky ones. I haven’t talked to her for a year now because she also has bi-polar issues which are difficult to deal with, but I will check on her now for you and for me. I hope time heals everything. Thank you. I’ll plant another sunflower for Dale next year and send you a picture too.

  74. by vidyut

    On September 11, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Delicate and almost fragrant, a charm with short shelf life perhaps.
    Lilly is so sweet…
    Thank you.

  75. by brendasue watson

    On September 7, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Spectacular. What a celebration of life, joy, beauty, Grace (the only important things!)
    Thank you so much for sharing. I am sharing this wonderful site on my blogsite to pass on your message of hope, comfort and love. I bet my Mom knows Dale.

  76. by Ted Wakefield

    On September 4, 2010 at 4:55 AM

    This is wonderful. Dale was very lucky to have a loving sister like you. I know she is looking down on your wonderful garden and sending you her love.

  77. by Debbie Davis

    On September 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Mir: I just visited the site to check out your latest photos. What a wonderful surprise to see the addition of the video and, as always, the photos are absolutely stunning! I hope you realize how special you are for creating this amazing source of comfort and beauty for all who have suffered the pain and ugliness of cancer. Hugs from Jersey, Debbie

  78. by Anuga

    On September 3, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Shalom Miriam,

    This is a beautiful video. Great photography & music.
    The idea to create Dale’s garden is very original with interesting symbolism.
    Since Rosh Hashana is approaching,
    We are sending you our best wishes for a healthy, Happy new year.
    With Lots of Love,
    Benny & Anuga

  79. by Sandy

    On September 1, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    What a beautiful video! I love the flowers and the music is equally beautiful. I think she would be very pleased and touched that you created this website in her memory.

  80. by Abby Citron

    On September 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Dale was my best friend, my heart sister, since junior high school. As we got older we would drift in and out of each other’s lives, sometimes not being in touch for years at a time, but I always had my best friend in this world. We always thought that we would live our lives, and meet up at the end of the day and be old ladies, together again. Sadly, I was not around, and even aware of, the years that Dale got sick, and when I tried to get in touch with her she was already gone. I never thought for a minute that I didn’t have all the time in the world to do this. Through the kindness of Miriam, and this web site, I had I place to grieve, and I have a place to visit my Dale, and to love her. When my heart is hurting from missing her, I come here and it soothes me, and I feel connected, and I smile, and see Dale’s beauty in every flower. Thank you Miriam for creating this beautiful way for Dale to be with us, and be there for anyone who needs to ease their pain.

  81. by Joanne Summa

    On September 1, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    beautiful site, I lost my brother in law after a four month battle with cancer, he was very special.

  82. by Gloria Roach

    On September 1, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    My mother, Margaret, was diagnosed with cancer at age 88 and died before she ever received any treatment (less than a month after diagnosis). I miss her very much. She loved irises. She loved all flowers.

  83. by Junior

    On August 31, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    Stunning website. Remembering my only and younger brother 2 years this month lost his battle
    with throat cancer. He loved white Roses. Thanks kindly.

  84. by T.C.

    On August 31, 2010 at 5:34 PM


  85. by shafi

    On August 31, 2010 at 4:23 AM

    my favorite flowers

  86. by Deecee

    On August 29, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    This is a beautiful reminder that those who have touched us so deeply in life will always be remembered long after they have left us ! I love your garden and the thoughts for your sister. I, too , have lost special people in my life that I have planted special gardens as tributes . My Mom loved pink flowers and I always have pink roses for her and my younger sister loved butterflies so I include many butterfly attracting plants. Whenever I see pink or butterfly , I feel that love flush in my heart, I’m sure you know what I am talking about !

    All you need is love !

  87. by Trish

    On August 28, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    This site is beautiful!! Dale would be so proud of it!! I lost my Mom to multiple myeloma cancer back in 1983 and my Daddy to lung cancer in 2007. I think I will start a little memory garden for them…

  88. by Judy Jackson

    On August 28, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Lovely site! I lost my mother to cancer. She survived breast cancer and double radical mastectomies in her 40′s. When she was 60 they discovered liver cancer and she was dead within 3 weeks. That was 19 years ago this month and I still miss her like crazy… even crying while I type this.

    She loved flowers. Amaryllis lilies were her favorite at the time of her death. I will send a bunch of amaryllis lily seeds to you for planting in Dale’s garden. And I will promote Dale’s Garden site.

    I also have/had a sister named Dale. She died at birth due to Rh factor problems.

  89. by Susan

    On August 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    This is just beautiful! I lost my sister,Patty on July5, and I sure miss her.
    Thank you so much….

  90. by June Shaw

    On August 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    What a beautiful site and tribute to your sister and others with cancer. This is truly inspiring! Hugs, June

  91. by Jenny Zimmer

    On August 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    What a wonderful website! I lost my only brother, who was only 57 at the time, to cancer 15 years ago. His wife was suffering from breast cancer at the same time he was fighting multiple myeloma. She outlived him by almost two years. I applaud your loving way to remember Dale and I will add a tribute to her to my perennial garden. God Bless you!

  92. by George Burnell

    On August 17, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Your Web site is truly inspiring and touching to all who have experienced or been affected by cancer in loved ones.
    Planting a new seed is a wonderful way to regenerate life and beauty on this planet when a life ends following a journey with cancer.
    Thanks for telling me about your project. I will dedicate another flower to a friend of mine who is also traveling the last few miles with stage 4 lung cancer.
    George Burnell, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford and University of Hawaii School of Medicine