Unfortunately, in our life there are also sorrowful moments when loved ones or friends pass away. At such moments, flowers, sometimes better than words, help express our sadness. According to Russian tradition, a bouquet for a funeral should consist of an even number of flowers. A bouquet for such a sad occasion can be made of carnations, roses, lilies or chrysanthemums and is sustained in a dull range. The presence in the mourning bouquet of gentle pastel colors is undesirable. It is possible to use white, but in combination with cool colors, for example, lilac-lilac. Cold tones are considered traditional for a mourning bouquet - from blue to dark purple, as well as all dark shades of red. Although it is customary to give an even number of flowers for funerals, it is, of course, not necessary to observe this rule in a large bouquet or wreath.
When decorating graves, it is customary to widely use evergreens - cypress, thuyu, yew. They create a strict atmosphere befitting the occasion, and with their evergreen decoration they personify our memory of a person who has left us. Of the flowers, it is better to plant those that are considered a symbol of love and fidelity - periwinkle, daisies, forget-me-nots, as well as those flowers that the deceased loved. Evergreen ground cover plants are widely used to decorate graves. Their beauty is subtle, but pleasing to the eye. Deciduous trees in cemeteries are often planted with a "tree of sorrow" - a weeping willow. However, many other trees also have weeping forms, including birch. This tree is generally typical of Russian cemeteries. Its light bark, delicate foliage and openwork crown give rise to a bright mood in the souls of relatives and loved ones of the deceased,consonant with the Christian perception of death as a transition to another world, better and infinitely more perfect.