By: Susan M. Graham, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Senior Edge Legal, Boise, Idaho
Did you know that you can provide for the care of your plants in your estate plan? Ronna Scoratow has a 42-year-old philodendron. She plans to give it to a friend when she dies, along with $5,000 to compensate her for caring for the plant.  She had her attorney put a clause in her Last Will and Testament to reflect her wishes.
Do you have plants that will live after you are gone and you want the plants to live on rather than be tossed in the trash? Over the years I have received houseplants from friends who moved away. I think of each of them when I water their specific plant. They are a nice reminder.
If your plants have meaning to you, you may want to adjust your estate plan to protect their future.
 “Being of Sound Mind, I Bequeath to Phil O. Dendron $5,000″. By James R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal, page 1, May 5, 2014.