The best way to tell you about the company is to explain why we established Give Plants. In 2009 a
close family-friend passed away. His wife received many bouquets of flowers which led us to thinking:
What a waste; these flowers will all be gone in two weeks
The demise of the flowers will mean that she will be confronted with loss again
Flowers are short-lived; there will be no enduring memory
The flowers consumed all available space in the house
We've always given plants instead of flowers because plants last; they're a living gift. After travelling
to the funeral and returning home, I went online to purchase a quality plant to be delivered to our friend.
I discovered that there were no real on-line solutions available to give plants as gifts in New Zealand.
I am not saying that you couldn’t purchase plants on-line at all, but we really wanted to send a quality,
good-sized, hardy plant in appropriate packaging that didn’t cost the earth.