Meet The Team

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Mike

He has been around since almost the beginning. He brings his plant knowledge + expert plant styling to the Shade House. He also creates amazing pieces of art using plants for your home or business that will catch everyone's eye.

 

His love is for aquatics + he has a beautiful selection in the shade house.

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. 

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Amanda

She’s been with Amelia’s since January 2018 coming with 11 years of experience. Her role is, “to keep the Sunny Side alive”.

 

Amanda loves nurturing plants and her favorites are the tropical plants.

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. 

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. 

Candice

She's been here for 5 years. She helps make it all happen. By opening the store, checking inventories, accepting deliveries, and so on.

Her favorite plants are cape honeysuckle because it attracts humming birds + looks like a fire on top with its bright colors. Her second is the sweet almond bush. "Smells so good + bees love them."

TJ

September 2020 is when TJ arrived at Amelia's. His favorite plant is Bay Cedar & he says, "Better to have more soil on hand than less."

Tomas

Tomas started working alongside Mike in the Shade House in 2019.

 

He is excellent at making beautiful SmartyPlants Creations and his favorite plant is the Zamia ZZ Raven.

 

His tip for you is: do not overwater succulents.

Angélica

Angélicas 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.

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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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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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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Katie

She is our graphics + newsletter creator, and media girl. She's been around since February 19'.

 

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

Holly

Holly started working at Amelia’s in December 2020.

 

She loves so many plants that, though Florida natives hold a special place in her heart, the Corkystem Passionflower (Passiflora suberosa) would have to be her favorite. Holly thinks the tiny flowers are so adorable, and it is one of the best larval host plants for butterflies.

 

The best garden tip she could offer would be to 'Go Native' as much as possible.

Chris

Chris started with us in September of 2020, bringing his knowledge and love of plants in both the Shade House and Sunny Side.

 

His favorite plant is the Old Man Palm (Cocothrinax Crinita).

 

His planting tip is to trust your eye when designing your projects.