Cemetery Vase #3
This grey Vase with vine embellishment is zinc with its' in ground sleeve being zinc as well. This Vase has an outward fluted top edge and therefore has a slightly larger capacity for flowers than Cemetery Vase #2.
Cemetery Vases are a fixture that is gently yet firmly inserted into the ground, typically along the frontside of the concrete base that supports the family monument, until the collar is flush with the earth.
When the exposed vase is turned and positioned upright, it can hold a bouquet of flowers. This Cemetery Vase allows a person to bring fresh flowers from their garden, florist, or grocery store, add fresh water to the vase, and therefore provide the opportunity for a pretty arrangement in the vase as well as perhaps having their bouquet survive a little longer. With a mind to everyone's safety, this Vase eliminates glass containers being left graveside.
When the vase portion is not in use, it is inverted into itself (the portion which is the sleeve in the ground), and has slots to hold the inverted vase in place until the next use. Because you will install this (sleeve portion) flush to the ground, the sleeve collar makes a seamless edge and allows for ease of maintenance of the Cemetery grounds.
It is always best practice to ensure that the vase is inverted and secured when your family does their Autumn cleanup of the Family plot at the Cemetery. This will prevent water and snow from collecting in the vase in the winter months, and is also good practice as a safety measure for staff walking the cemetery grounds locating graves in the heavy snow months.