SHOWING OUR ROOTS
We asked our amazing team for their favourite stories and memories of gardens and plants that remind them of their loved ones...take a look;
Jason – Owner
My grandfather loved chicks and hens and they make me think about all the fun times being at their house. Growing up in the greenhouse, it was all about hanging baskets. Seeing them makes me feel excited that spring is near!
Bryan - Store Manager
We had a spider plant in our kitchen window growing up. It’s a really cool nostalgic plant for me.
Barb – Plant Designer
Lipstick plants remind me of my grandma. And she always had African violets as well. She would water all her plants with cold tea and they always looked fantastic
Brenda – Sales & Merchandising
Hoya’s make me think of my mom. She had one with a really cool bloom that was so fragrant. She had it for twenty years and every time I see one it makes me smile.
Lorna – Buyer
Split leaf philodendron remind me of my mother. She had vaulted ceilings with big picture windows and it grew right up to the ceiling. When I see one I always think of her.
Lea – Annuals Leader
Pansies make me think of my mom. They’re an old school plant and she just loved mass planting purple ones!
Bernie – Perennial Leader
A yard full of weeds reminds me of the days when my mother would give me money for weeding the garden as a child.
Heather W - Admin
My sister would make me headbands made of English Ivy. Seeing it now makes me feel happy and sentimental of that time with her.
Magda – Plant Designer
Scented geraniums make me feel so happy because they remind me of my grandmother. When I see them I’m reminded of them growing in front of her house and all the wonderful memories of time spent there.
Jen – Tropical Plant Leader
My mom always had Boston Ferns. She’s my plant inspiration, she got me started on my love of plants.
Alec – Jack of all trades
My grandmother was really good at keeping African Violets alive. They remind me of her and how lovely she was.
Jenna – Lead Cashier
My great aunt loved peace lilies. She gave my family one that was over 40 years old!
Emma – Product Photography
My great-great-grandmother bought a jade plant from Safeway in 1976. It got passed down through my family until it was given to my cousin who gave me a cutting from it. Having it grow in my home after all these years makes me feel connected to the women in my family who cared and nurtured it before me.
Take a look at the original cutting on instagram here.
Debbie – Business Planning
Daffodils make me so happy because they remind me of my husband and how much joy they bring him.
Heather C – Marketing
Red marigold’s remind me of summer’s at my great-grandma’s house, sitting in her garden eating the tops of the flowers.
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