As someone who has loved plants and flowers all my life, it was just a natural that I would one day own my own landscaping company. I got married a couple of months ago, and my guests went home with plantable wedding favors which is something they all got a kick out of. Everything was so pretty because of all the lush plants and flowers that I included in the ceremony and the reception, too. I did most all of the work myself, but the wonderful favors I bought from a company who sells them. The seeds are embedded in a pretty card that guests could then just bury in the ground afterward and pretty flowers then grown from the seeds. I thought it was brilliant and goes with what I love in life.
Not everyone is as lucky as I am to be passionate about what I do. My dad did not have a green thumb, but my mom did. I used to hang out with her outside and help her to landscape our yard. We had the best one in the neighborhood and everyone would stop by to admire it. Often, other moms and dads would ask questions to learn how they could make their yards look good, too. Mom spent a lot of hours outside working, so the neighbors often wanted tips on how to make their yards look good with less effort. It’s from hanging around my mom that I got my love for everything green.
The man that I married is also a landscaper. We met at a local business meeting. Now that we are married, we have merged our two companies and growing like crazy. We have had to hire more employees and are gaining new customers every day. We love what we do for a living, and we both come home happy at night after we help people make their yards look better.