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.