Bleu Rose Flowers Plants and Gifts was founded by Tshego Ratshidi. I founded the business in 2018, started by only selling flowers.
You might be wondering why a flower business? After being dissatisfied in the corporate world, I decided to start a flower business as flowers and plants were my first love, which I had grown to love and appreciate. I decided to convert the space I had on my property into a flower and plant garden as a hobby. Whilst working in corporate, I always found myself eagerly anticipating getting home to my garden or spend my Saturday mornings in the garden thoroughly enjoying the great outdoors.
Throughout history, plants have been known to have healing powers, they’ve helped us deal with anxiety, stress, anger, depression as well as express gratitude.
Another turning point in my life came when I lost my Grandmother, whom I was very fond of and close to. I then decided to live a more fulfilling life by doing one of the things I love the most being nurturing flowers and plants as well as sharing the healing effects of plants.
I love what I do and find it extremely satisfying, as the saying goes “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life” I am loving the journey! Although exhilarating and scary at times but exciting nonetheless.
And that’s how Bleu Rose Flowers was born. We help our customers express emotions through flowers. These customers include individuals, small businesses and corporates. Emotions expressed include: “Get well soon, “The office is no fun without you”, “Happy birthday”, “Condolences”, “Happy Anniversary”, “congratulations”, “Thank you”, “I love ” to mention a few. We do this by arranging a fine selection of flowers and deliver these around Johannesburg.
We also manufacture our own range of aromatherapy bath salts, soy wax candles and soy wax melts. By using essential oils extracted from plants, these help dealing with anxiety and stress by creating a calm and relaxing environment. So go on, turn your home into a spa! To put together these products, we largely sourced ingredients, packaging and all other services from local suppliers as our part to fight unemployment and change the African story!
Over the years, we have since grown our offering to include plants and gifting. These include indoor plants, fruit baskets as well as snack boxes. We also provide gifting services for special day gifting such as women’s day gifts as well as year-end gifting for small business, corporates and individuals.