The Sill Makes Plants a Thing

A first-time founder realizes her vision, even after losing a co-founder.

After college, Eliza Blank longed for a greener life — the concrete jungle wasn’t cutting it. She went to the basement (yes, basement) of Home Depot to look for plants and thought, There must be a better way.

She developed her idea for The Sill in a pre-Instagram generation and she’s  pretty much responsible for turning you into a plant parent. But it wasn’t all easy growth — her co-founder left after a few months, leaving Eliza to make her plant dreams happen on her own. Spoiler alert: She did it.


Sometimes you just do it

“Because I decided to go it alone, I was tenfold more focused on being successful.” - Eliza Blank @thesill

Eliza's favorite Andie