Thursday, December 4, 2008

Patience, Diligence and Poinsettias


I work part time for my family at our flower shop and greenhouses. Although I don't want to do this for the rest of my life, I am so proud to be a part of it even for only a little while.

When my great-grandmother Prudence moved to America via South Africa, the flower shop began. In 2008, my brother Jeff and I are the fourth generations to be a part of Mann's Flower Shop and Greenhouses. My dad and brother have done an amazing job of growing the wholesale part of our business. This year they grew 15,000 poinsettias! They had to begin planting in July for them to be ready for Christmas! I know Prudence would be proud.

1 comment:

emily said...

oh miss katie how it makes my day to see the gorgeous poinsettias leading us into the winter as you and i have just joined together to say goodbye to the gorgeous fall! they are amazing! katie, what a treasure it was to have lunch with you. thank you for kicking my week off to a brilliant start! it's been amazing since i've seen you. i hope yours has been wonderful and that tyler is feeling blessed in work. xoxo