Mercy Hospital commemorates the past by planting for the future.
More than 800 former and current Mercy workers and their families plant 'the seeds of mercy' at the old St. John's site.
The 9 acre wild flower garden will serve as a place of peace and beauty for residents and those who have memories of the old hospital.
One 10 year hospital veteran says she is glad there will be something to honor of the place she worked that she can show her granddaughters when they are older.
"You cant help but have memories everybody has memories and what better way than to have a garden I'm a big gardener myself so a garden is just where its at" says Behavioral Health Unit R. N. Deborah Harley.
"I think its just extremely appropriate that the people who served here plant its future" says the Vice President of Mission Terry Watcher.
More than 5,000 packets of wild flowers were planted.