Winners - Ideas Happen 2003
Inspiring new beginnings
Visa is proud to support the creative spirit and boundless energy of our Ideas Happen winners. We believe that building a better community starts by helping people build their dreams. Our twelve outstanding innovators each received $25,000 from Visa to help them launch their ideas. We can hardly wait to see what they’ll do next.
EntrepreneurJessica W., MN
Planting Made Easy/Entrepreneur
For all houseplant enthusiasts, when you have a favorite plant that is wilting and sickly, you know it’s time for transplanting. This is typically a 20-30 minute process and can be very messy. Many times the plant goes into shock and dies. With my system, you can take this aggravating task and turn it into a 5-minute, no mess, 1-2-3 process. The process is simple once you start using it. Using my series of pots and liners, any time you need to transplant or, just for decorative purposes, change colors of your pot, you simply grab hold of the liner, pull it out of one pot, and bury it in the next, leaving the plant in the liner. The liner is designed to hold the dirt in, but being a basket type liner, the roots will grow through it into the next sized pot. You just put dirt in the bottom of the new pot and then take the plant out of the smaller pot. Then, leaving the liner on it, you place the plant in the next sized pot and fill in the sides with dirt. The plant never knows its been moved, and therefore will not go into shock. You can now turn this 20-minute messy project into a 5 minute, no mess task. There will be a wide variety of sizes and colors to fit any decor.