Click here to read the article. I absolutely agree with Mr. Krull's conclusion that although it may sound silly to leave money for the care of a plant, in the end the person leaving the money took responsibility to make arrangements for things that are important to her.
I sometimes find that clients who want to make arrangements in their wills for their pets are a bit embarrassed. They start off with "I know this might sound odd, but..." I don't find it odd at all. It makes perfect sense to me to plan what will happen with your pets when you pass away, since they have a place in your heart. Although most of us don't care for our plants the way we do for our pets, is it really any more odd to plan for what will happen to anything we care about?
As you read Mr. Krull's article, think about items that have special meaning to you. Some examples might be a classic car that you've restored, a group of figurines that represent every place you've traveled, a collection of vintage Christmas ornaments. Would you feel better knowing that the items would go to a good home once you're gone?