Were we CRAZY ... we don't think so

Fun Facts about Leslie: 

  • “Having the tenacity of a bulldog” is how Leslie’s teacher described her sales and marketing ability, having accumulated the highest revenue ever in yearbook sales.
  •  Absolutely loves gardening, gourmet cooking and baking, as is happiest when entertaining close friends.
  • Swims 1 mile 3x per week and enjoys yoga.
  • Proudest mother of 3: oldest daughter is an Astrophysicist, middle daughter is attending dental school and our son is at college studying business & hospitality.

Fun Facts about Richard:

  • A born entrepreneur - having started his first automotive detailing company eight years before he was old enough to drive.
  • Claim to fame was when Richard was featured on Fox Business News with Stuart Varney as a visionary in “revolutionizing retail”.
  • Sailing, mountain biking, long boarding, wind surfing and swimming – he can't sit still.
  • Philanthropic leader with a heart of gold.

How can selling tropical plants & trees HELP and CARE for others?

10% of net income of every sale is being given to charities.  YES, you read that correctly.

Why do we fell so strongly about charity / philanthropy /  tzedakah?

Because we are fortunate enough to be in a position where 10% of net income of  EVERY SALE will be donated to a charity of Leslie and Richard’s choice.  We have always been philanthropic and we truly admire people who share our passion.  Educated, thought provoking leaders who we follow:

  • “Charity brings to life again those who are spiritually dead”  Thomas Aquinas
  • "No one has ever become poor by giving." ― Anne Frank


  • “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”― Mother Theresa


  • “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”― Martin Luther King, Jr


  • “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


  • “Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”― Mother Teresa


  • “I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”― Abraham Lincoln


  • “Give, but give until it hurts.”― Mother Teresa


  • “If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”― Warren Buffett


  • “There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.”― Theodore Roosevelt


  • “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”― Booker T. Washington


  • “He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, has but glanced at the joys of charity.”  Anne Swetchine


  • “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  •  “Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.” Samuel Johnson