Sumi & Olga


“Olga wanted to return to nature”

Sumi used a Bios Urn with a Bougainvillea tree to honor her mother. She planted the Bougainvillea in a terracotta planter in her home in Miami, Florida. Every day, she steps outside and is greeted by the bright Bougainvillea tree and its blooming fuchsia flowers.
Sumi’s  mother, Olga Orta, passed away in 2016, and one of her last wishes was to have her ashes spread into a forest, or to return to nature in one way or another. While Sumi didn’t initially know what to do for her mother, she knew that traditional burial was out of the question.

When Sumi discovered the Bios Urn, she knew it was the perfect thing to do for her mother. She ended up ordering a Bios Urn and went on to choose a beautiful Bougainvillea tree, which was an easy decision, because it was one of her mother’s favourites. She planted it in 2016, on her mother’s birthday March 31st, as a celebration of her life.

“It’s not only helping the environment but it’s so nice to see your loved one grow into this beautiful tree. It’s kind of like they are still alive in a physical form. It’s amazing to see how much she’s grown.”