A Little Something About Paying It Forward with Plants

Smiling Monkey Faced Orchid

Monkey Orchid

Besides Valentine’s Day, when was the last time someone sent you something out of the blue? Like flowers, or a Hallmark card or a little gift? Didn’t it make you feel special?

While doing some social media tidbits on our colorful orchids, I was struck by how many people commented on how beautiful our orchids are and how much they would love to have one on their desk. It reminds me of how fortunate I am to have a demonstration garden and shade house full of plants and flowers. Granted, some of it gets rotated out for delivery, but on any given day I can take a few minutes and get inspired just by walking around the “nature” we have here.

And while I don’t want to sound like a salesman, it can be as low as $1.50 per day, less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks, to have a fresh blooming orchid in front of you daily. They are so gorgeous!

What a wonderful way to not only recognize your staff but also create a pleasing and healthy work environment as well?

We have some customers who get these striking orchids on every desk in the office and fresh ones are delivered on schedule. When you walk into their offices, it’s an amazing sea of different colored orchid plants placed on the corner of every desk and at their reception area. It’s the first thing you see when you walk into their space! It makes such a statement to everyone who sees them.  It says ”We care about making each desk attractive and alive. We want to welcome you with living color and something lovely.“

When I watch interviews on TV, I notice that many times in the background of both the interviewer and interviewee are plants or flowers filled with color. It’s done for a reason. It fills a back area with soft beauty so it doesn’t look “empty.” It’s a trick done on TV to “class up” the overall interview look. The two people may be sitting at the Happy Trails Motel with cameras, lights, microphones and technicians to make it all work. But for the background of the shot, an appealing flowering plant, tropical plant or maybe a ficus tree. Next time you see an interview on TV, look to see what the background has to offer.

And “pay it forward” to someone with a little something I promise a high return on your investment.