Saving Money on Plants for Funerals
The last thing your deceased loved one would want is for you to spend money you don’t have on flowers or plants. There is nothing wrong with sharing a plant you have grown yourself as long as it is attractive and nicely potted, like the cute African violet above. Thrift stores are often great places to find vases or pots.
Another idea is to make a small funeral swag for the family’s door or mailbox using greenery from your yard woven with black ribbon and lengths of inexpensive black and white tulle, or wedding net.
If there is to be a picture or memory table, use greenery from your yard and excess blossoms plucked from arrangements to dress it up a bit.
There is often a rush to leave the church or funeral home following the service, and the family may not have realized how many plants need to be gathered up and transported. This is an excellent job for a plant lover, and a wonderful way to make a sad day less stressful for everyone.