After graduating high school and moving to San Diego I immersed
myself in entrepreneurial ventures. My first was a vintage clothing
business I purchased at the Leucadia flea market. From there I
was able to combine my love for travel and buying and selling
clothes. This took me around the world to Mexico, Central America,
Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Bali. When I finished with
my 10 years of travel, I settled down to have a family.
My entrepreneurial spirit still looming within me, I moved to
a home on 25 acres and started growing flowers. I later started
selling at the College of the Desert Street Fair as well.
I've always been a hard worker and trusted in life's direction,
its ups and downs. I had faith and confidence in my abilities
and divine guidance. I knew if I continued to work hard everything
would be okay. That was 16 years ago.
I feel very fortunate to be able to make a living growing these
outstanding beautiful protea and offering them for sale in a wide
variety of arrangements.
Facts About Proteas
Protea is the botanical name as well as the English name of
the genus. Protea is the national flower of South Africa.
- In the United States, they are commonly grown in San Diego and
- This genus was named by Carl
Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, in 1735. It was named
after Proteus, a Greek god.