My wife, Lea, is a genius and set the stage for the inspiration behind Peace of Nature. It all started when we decided a florist would be replaced with DIY succulent planters for our wedding. I wanted to be involved in the wedding preparation and to my delight, Lea let me be in charge of planting the succulents. Thinking I earned the job because of my love of plants and animals, I later wondered if it wasn’t more to keep me occupied with a task; much like you give a dog a task to keep him out of trouble. Well done; we both got what we wanted and I do love dogs.
Together, Lea and I picked out our succulents and requested the help of her handyman brother to build us the planters (keeping it in the family). We wanted a rustic, natural look, so we went with the patina of reclaimed fence wood. When I wasn’t working, I was planting and the job to keep me occupied paid off as the planters were a talking point of the wedding. After the wedding, we gifted the planters to those who participated. Another hit.
The time spent creating the planters was so enjoyable; therapeutic, even. And seeing how happy they made others, was even more rewarding. With all this therapy and happiness, it wasn't long until I was up to my neck in happiness. I was obsessed with succulents (who isn’t?). The obsession didn't stop there. It blossomed to all plants.
This obsessive-compulsive need for plants sprouted some good, though. I learned that I’m not unique in my love of plants. There is a vast plant community whose plantlings share the same plant love and are rooted in learning and growing together. I wanted to be a part of this community and began sharing my own plant collections and experiences. The more I shared, the more I would hear “what am I doing wrong? I can’t keep plants alive.”
Answering this question is ultimately what led to creating Peace of Nature. A place where plant lovers can learn together. Create together. Experience together. And grow together.
It was also by answering this question for my sister-in-law, Kelli, that inspired us to band together in answering this question for you (our daughters even joined to help with activities in the background).
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Peace of Nature Founder