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Meet The Team

Paula
Paula

She came to Amelia's in 2015, traveled and volunteered, and returned in 2019.

 

Paula's love of gardening is about digging in the dirt, the joy and feeling of accomplishment, and having a connection to nature.

 

Her favorite plant is any plant that feeds birds, bees, insects, and people. 

Cindy
Cindy

She’s been here since May 2018 + has been taking care of the retail shop. She loves to style the retail space + help customers pick out the perfect pot for their new plants.

 

Her favorite plant is the Calathea Rattlesnake for the beautiful green leaf design on top and the solid burgundy color on the bottom.

 

Her best planting tip is not to overwater your potted plants. 

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Andrew

Andrew’s favorite plant is Monstera deliciosa.

 

However, his tip has more to do with succulents than tropicals since he is a transplant from Arizona.

 

Do not overwater cactus and succulents as they prefer very dry conditions.  

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Ben

You'll find this guy mostly behind the register, where he's happy to help you with any advice you might need on your purchases.

His favorite plants are those exotic alocasias. He likes the way the leaves evolve and change as the plant matures.​

 

His tip? Keep smiling. Plants can sense your mood, so stay positive around them!

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Kamren

Kamren is proud of his native Floridian "roots." He takes care of the Sunnyside, keeping it neat and well-organized. It's a lot to handle, but you'll always find him smiling, even while he's pulling the weeds.

His tip - water plants early in the day for the best results.

 

 

TJ
TJ

TJ helps with a lot of the "heavy lifting" at SmartyPlants and no one is his equal when it comes to loading those bulky items into your vehicle. He also knows a thing or two about most of the plants in our inventory.

His favorite plant is Bay Cedar & he says, "Better to have more soil on hand than less."

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"G"

The letter is short for Guillome, and you'll find him in the Shade House, where his love for all of our "Shady Ladies" is apparent by the excellent care he gives them. 

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Joy

Joy takes pride in keeping the Sunnyside "sunny" with her broad smile and helpful advice. One of her best tips - watch new growth for insect infestations. Those pesky critters love tender new leaves, so it is best to catch them early before they take over. 

Christian

He’s our seasonal Smarty who spends his winter here enjoying the warm sunshine and green landscapes. His favorite plants are our Florida natives. 

Anjelica

Angélica

Angélica takes care of our plants, keeping them weed-free and beautiful. Her favorite plant is Confederate Jasmine.

 

Her tip is to pay close attention to it after the initial planting to make sure it gets enough water.

 

Fertilize 3-4 times a year to make sure it blooms as expected.

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Dania

You'll usually find Dania's smiling face

over on the Sunnyside, but she also brings a little sunshine to the Shade House on occasion. Her eye for design is a true asset to our crew.

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Pasquale

Pasquale has been key in growing our inventory - literally! He recently moved to our Lake Worth Beach location from our grow facility out west, where he was responsible for caring for 5 acres of shrubs and trees.

Now he's busy maintaining our little green oasis in the middle of the city!

 

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Paul

He makes everything look beautiful and has an incredible eye for design. Alongside Marta, he made Amelia's into the beautiful garden center it is. He is also one of the owners and works very hard to provide quality plants for your space.

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Dorothy

Back again after a short hiatus, she's assisting with events and programs.

Her favorite plant is the "Queens Wreath"

vine with it's delicate purple flowers.

 

Best tip? Buy plants in threes if you have the room.

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Katie

She is our graphics + newsletter creator, and media girl. She's been around since February 2019.

 

Her favorite plant is a Monstera deliciosa and she has over 10 because she loves to propagate them.

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Marta

She is one of the owners of Amelia's and created this place from nothing. She is full of plant knowledge and keeps everything running smoothly.

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