Horticulture is our passion
Plants provide the oxygen we breathe. Plants are the basis of the food that nourishes us and the medicines that heal us. Plants are also our favored decoration indoors and out. We send plants as gifts, celebrate our joys and express our sympathies with flowers.
We at The Plant Professionals are fortunate to work with plants every day. We enjoy them, nourish them and constantly seek new knowledge about them. We thrive on solving problems with plants and finding new ways to use plants to please people.
Our palette continues to expand, along with our staff and our knowledge. Allow us to assist you when you have a desire or a need for plants or flowers.
Our focus is on improving the lives of people through the use of plants. We understand the importance of great soils and drainage as the basis of plant health in both potted plants and garden plants.
We began in 1979 as a one-person operation selling tropical indoor plants in baskets to businesses and caring for them. Kathy Valentine was hired as a plant care technician in 1980, with a freshly- minted B.S. in Horticulture from M.S.U. The business grew, offerings increased and the reputation for knowledgeable and dependable service at fair prices developed. Kathy became a partner in 1984 and in 1990 sole owner. Flowering plants were added, and then plant event rentals and holiday decorating.
Soon we were designing floral arrangements for events and later added delivery services. By the 1990s, we added exterior color plantings, and then we began to care for flower gardens and detailed landscapes, eventually adding design and construction services. Fountains and water features are offered now. Green roofs and green walls are the new frontier. In 2013, we added gift items to the floral shop, allowing our corporate and personal clients to send gift baskets and pamper items as well as flowers within our delivery area.
We are a dedicated service company. We also carry in stock many of the plants and flowers, decorative containers, fountains, silk foliage and flowers that we use to serve our contractual clients. We are open to the public 8-5 Monday through Friday and by appointment. The floral shop is staffed noon to 4 p.m. each week day. Wedding, special event and funeral planning is by appointment, to ensure that a designer is available to sit down with you and focus on your needs. Appointments are made via phone or e-mail and evening or weekend appointments are often possible.
During the growing season, we stock extra flatted annuals, hanging baskets, patio planters and even some perennials and trees. Because we order primarily to fulfill our own designs for our installation clients, we often will not have large quantities or every species you might desire. Our desire is to meet with you first on your project, discuss what will work best for your soil, light conditions, irrigation, how you use the space and the desired aesthetics. It is best to schedule an appointment, so that a designer can be available to discuss the uses of plants you see that interest you, or to suggest plants that will work well for your individual project.