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MSF&GA MEMBERS

A.C. Parsons Landscaping
Richtown Rd.
West Tremont, ME 04612Alden Longfellow’s Greenhouse
249 Litchfield Rd.
Farmingdale, ME 04344Allen, Sterling & Lothrop
191 US Rt. 1
Falmouth, ME 04105
A Country Bouquet
28 Monument St.
Portland, ME 04101
Always & Forever Florist
P.O. Box 458 Rt. 202
South Waterboro, ME 04087
Andrus Flowers & Gifts
442 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Ann's Flower Shop
14 Millett Dr.
Taylor Brook Mall
Auburn, MEAnn Gibbs
State House Station 28
Augusta, ME 04330Ann Jordan
Design Consulting
Ann Jordan AAF AIFD mmfd
P.O. Box 1033
Naples, ME 04055
Barrow’s Greenhouse Inc.
P.O. Box 57
Gazon en rouleau
312 Main St.
Gorham, ME 04038
Bennett Wholesale Florist
74 Dowd Road.
Bangor, ME 04401
Berry & Berry
121 Water St.
Hallowell, ME 04347
Berry Vines
14 East Main St. Suite A
Machias, ME 04654
Blais Flowers &
Garden Center
539 Webster St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
Blossoms of Windham LLC
733 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062
Boothbay Region Greenhouses
35 Howard St
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Branch Pond Flowers
& Gifts
145 Branch Mills Rd.
South China, ME 04358
Briar Patch
P.O. Box 22
Island Falls, ME 04747
Broadway Gardens Inc.
1640 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Buttertown Florists
PO Box 106
Bar Mills, ME 04004
C & G Growers
RR 1 Box 5003
Sedgwick, ME 04676-99705
C. Jones Floral
3 Waverly Ave.
Pittsfield, ME 04967
Chadwick Florist
23 Spring St.
Houlton, ME 04730
Chapel Hill Floral
453 Hammond St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Chretien & Sons
Greenhouse Inc.
72 Karn Rd.
Livermore Falls, ME 04254
Cook Florist Inc.
174 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769Corriveau Hilltop
Blossoms
1294 Aroostook Rd.
Wallagrass, ME 04781Cottage Garden Center
of Damariscotta
P.O. Box 344 85 Church St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543
Cranberry Creations 905 Sandy River Rd. Mount Vernon, ME 04352
Creighton & Sons Inc
121 Washington St.
Portland, ME 04101Cupp & Cupp NH LLC
38 Littleworth Road
Dover, NH 03821
Davis Florist Inc.
138 Congress St.
Rumford, ME 04276Dean’s Flower Shop
& Greenhouse
325 Old County Rd..
Rockland, ME 04841Delightful Odds & Herbs
27 South Main St.
Poland, ME 04274
Designs
P.O. Box 207
2 Mechanic St.
Bethel, ME 04217Dr. Lois Berg Stack
495 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04473Elmers Gardens
366 US Hwy. 1
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
Fairwinds Florist Inc.
P.O. Box 174
5 Main St.
Blue Hill, ME 04614Fern Cottage Gardens
423 Cat Mousam Rd.
Kennebunk, ME 04043Flaherty’s Family
Farm Inc.
131 Payne Rd.
Scarborough, ME 04074
Fleur de Lis
460 Ocean St.
South Portland, ME 04106Flower Box
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102-3175Flowers at Louis Doe
P.O. Box 273
92 Mills Rd.
Newcastle, ME 04553
Flowers by Paula
82 Water St.
Eastport, ME 04631Flowers Ect-Flowers by Knowles
15 Jordan Ave.
Brunswick, ME 04011Forever Classic
132 Davis Rd.
Jay, ME 04239
Franchise Flowers - Flo's Flower Cart
220 Main St.
Waterville, ME 04901FTD
3113 Woodcreek Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515G. Mills & Son Greenhouse
4 Walton Mill Road
Cornville, ME 04976
Given-Erwin Florist
35 Chestnut Ave.
Burlington, MA 01803Gnome Gardens
71 Tunnel Rd.
Jay, ME 04239-4745Griffin Greenhouses
1619 Main St.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Hampden Floral
P.O. Box 350
Hampden, ME 04444
Harmon’s & Barton’s
117 Brown St.
Westbrook, ME 04092Hearts Desire
44 Water St.
Guilford, ME 04443Helen Snowman
P.O. Box 104
St. Albans, ME 04971
Highland Ave. Greenhouse
109 Highland Ave.
Scarborough, ME 04074Hoboken Gardens Inc.
Rt. 1 P.O. Box 309
Rockport, ME 04856Holmes Greenhouse
& Florist
35 Swan Lake Ave.
Belfast, ME 04915
Hortica Florists Mutual
1 Horticultural Lane
Edwardsville, IL 62025Hunter Gallery Design
535 Albany St.
Boston, MA 12008
Island Flowers
13 Russell Lane P.O. Box 353
Verona Island, ME 04416
Jacque’s
38 Elm St.
Hartland, ME 04943
Jan’s Flowers & Gifts
161 Main St.
Newport, ME 04953Jillson’s Farm
143 Jordan Bridge Rd.
Sabattus, ME 04280Jim Dill
491 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04473
Jo-Ann's Gardens Inc. 708 North Berwick Rd. Wells, ME 04090
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
955 Beaten Ave.
Winslow, ME 04901
Johnson Florist
18 West Broadway
Lincoln, ME 04457
Jordan Gardens-Florist
34 Water St.
Machias, ME 04654Joseph Scott
2 Choate Lane Apt. #207
Hallowell, ME 04347-1734Kelley’s Flower Shop
P.O. Box 506
4 Water St.
Milbridge, ME 04658
Kennebec Flower Farm
50 Pork Point Road
Bowdoinham, ME 04008 KMD Florist & Gift House
73 Kennedy Memorial Dr.
Waterville, ME 04901
Lady Slipper Flower Shop
P.O. Box 807
55 Portland Road
Gray, ME 04039
Lancaster Florist
11 Main St.
St. John, NB, CA E2M 3M9Lewis Flower & Gift Shop
31 Water St.
Eastport, ME 0463Littlefield Greenhouse
217 Main St.
South Paris, ME 04281
Longfellows Greenhouses
81 Puddledock Rd.
Manchester, ME 04351Lougee & Fredericks Inc.
364 State St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Mainely Made Baskets
& Floral
6 Shamrock Rd.
Dover-Foxcroft., ME 04426
Mainely Natives
436 South Hiram Road
Hiram, ME 04041Marie’s Flowers
385 South Main St.
Brewer, ME 04412Marstaller Greenhouses
549 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME 04097
McGlinn's Wee Gardens
157 Center St.
Brewer, ME 04412
McHutchison Horticultural Distributers 691 Ossipee Trail Limington, ME 04049207-625-3075
Millinocket Floral
97 Penobscot Ave.
Millinocket, ME 04462
Nancy’s Fancies
P.O. Box 774
Main St.
Searsport, ME 04974Newbury Vermont Ribbons
P.O. Box 237
Newbury, VT 05051
Newland Nursery & Landscaping Inc.
P.O. Box 1133
Ellsworth, ME 04605Noyes Flower &
Plant Shoppe
P.O. Box 547 11 Franklin St.
Caribou, ME 04736
Oak Hill Florist
P.O. Box 128
Scarborough, ME 04070
Parlin Flowers & Gifts
23 Harwood St.
Machias, ME 04074
Peddler's Wagon
RR1 Box 189A
Penobscot, ME 04476
Phils Florist &
Greenhouses Inc.
P.O. Box 733
358 Washburn Rd.
Caribou, ME 04735
Pierrette Florist
3l4 Main St. Suite 103
Madawaska, ME 04756-1236
Pinkham’s Plantation
P.O. Box 1088
431 Biscay Rd.
Damariscotta, ME 04543Pooh Corner Farms
& Greenhouse
436 Bog Rd.
Mason Township, ME 04217Provenchers Landscape
& Nursery Inc.
299 River Rd.
Lewiston, ME 04240
Raymond Village Florist
1261 Roosevelt Trail
Raymond, ME 04071Reinhard Farm
Greenhouse
78 Kimball Corner Rd.
Naples, ME 04055Richard Folsom
State House Station #28
Augusta, ME 04333
Rimol Greenhouse Systems
40 Londonderry Turnpike
Hooksett, NH 03106Risbara’s Greenhouse Inc.
426 Randolph St.
Portland, ME 04103Riverside Florist
920 West Main St.
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Riverside Greenhouses
& Florist Inc.
169 Farmington Falls Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938Robins Flower Pot
387 Webster Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938Robinson Rose
440 Lewiston Rd.
Topsham, ME 04086
Rodney Hall
979 Essex St.
Bangor, ME 04401Rosecliff
P.O. Box 377
Seal Harbor ME 04675Roseland Nursery, Inc.
247 Main St.
Acushnet, MA 02743
Rosemont Floral
570 Brighton Ave.
Portland, ME 04102Rounds Cut & Dried
457 Cape Rd.
Hollis, ME 04042S & S Associates
1495 Washington St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Sawyer & Company
737 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04102Seasons
P.O. Box 386
Caribou, ME 04736Sebago Gardens
875 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062-0429
Sheehans Florist
P.O. Drawer U
69 Main St.
Bucksport, ME 04416Shelley’s Flowers & Gifts
1738 Atlantic Highway
Waldoboro, ME 04572Skillins Greenhouses
89 Foreside Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105
Skowhegan Fleuriste
93 Water St.
Skowhegan, ME 04978Somerset Greenhouses
P.O. Box 94
70 Main St.
Anson, ME 04911Sonshine Growers of Maine LLC 970 River Road Dresden, ME 04372
Spitfire Landscape INC P.O. Box 937 Union, ME 04862Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center
1664 Union St.
Bangor, ME 04401Spring St. Greenhouse
& Flower Shop
325 Garland St.
Dexter, ME 04930
Sunset Flowerland & Greenhouses
491 Ridge Road
Fairfield, ME 04937Sweet Pea Gardens & Greenhouses
614 Surry Rd.
Surry, ME 04684Syngenta Seeds
4 Karacull Lane
Pittsfield, NH 03263
The Bud Connection
89 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 The Flower Barn
l60 Main St.
Jay, ME 04239The Flower Cottage 2 Jackson Court Oxford, MA 01540
The Flower Spot
64 Main St.
Richmond, ME 04357The Green Thumb
Rt.17 P.O.Box22
West Rockport, ME 04865
The Greenhouse at Black Bear Lawn Care
P.O. Box 21
Stillwater, ME 04489
The Potting Shed
724 Main St.
Moose River, ME 04945The Root Cellar
514 Main St. P.O. Box 357
East Machias, ME 04630The Village Florist
288 Main St.
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Top Notch Services Inc.
1058 Albion Road
Unity, ME 04988Uniquely Yours, Inc.
P.O. Box 143
29 New County Rd.
Thomaston, ME 04861Val’s Flower Boutique Inc.
115 Pine St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
Vose-Smith Florist
& Gifts
669 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
Waldo Cty. Tech Center
Patrice Janssen
1022 Waterville Rd.
Waldo, ME 04915
Waterville Florist
287 Main St.
Waterville, ME 04901
Watkins Flat of Flowers
791 Roosevelt Trail
Casco, ME 04015
Weskeag Farms 33 Thomaston St. Thomaston, ME 04861
Westside Florist
Seal Cove Rd.
Southwest Harbor,
ME 04679
Wild Flowers
27 Cedar St.
Belfast, ME 04915Wildflower Inc.
5 Depot St. Suite 13
Freeport, ME 04032Willow Wind Flower & Gift
P.O. Box 96
681 North Lubec Road
Lubec, ME 04652
Windswept Gardens LLC
1709 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401Winter Wind Florist
9 Barrett Hill Rd.
P.O. Box 604
Union, ME
Wisteria Floral & Gift
298 Main St.
Old Town, ME 04468

Maine Masters Floral Design - mmfd

One of MSF&GA goals is to provide quality education for its’ members. They are pleased to now offer the Maine Master Floral Design School (mmfd). The advanced floral design course will provide the specialized, up-to-date, and in-depth knowledge of the elements and principles of design coupled with experience in floral mechanics and techniques. This course of study will be applied to floral compositions that are complex in theory and design. mmfd was established in 2003 to promote floral design excellence for the members of MSF&GA. The focus is to provide a source for higher standards in the art of floristry.

MEMBERS OF THE YEAR 2006

. Mona Pease PCF and Laura McNelly PCF . Our Florist of the year 2006, Mona and Laura, are both employed at Shelley's Flowers & Gifts in Waldoboro, Maine. Mona has been involved in the floral industry for 20 years. She has functioned in all areas of the business. Working at Shelley's Flowers has given Mona the opportunity to regularly attend florists' shows, workshops and to achieve industry certifications in floral design and customer service. Most recently Mona achieved her MSF&GA Bridal Consultant Certification. Mona has worked behind the scenes at our MSF&GA shows and enjoyed working with nationally acclaimed designers. In her other life, Mona attends children"s writers conferences and workshops. She is a nationally published children's magazine author and a volunteer reader for the Success By Six Program who is working toward having a children's book published.

Laura McNelly has her degree in Education so her first interest in floral design was not professional. Laura began working with a neighbor and learned basics at that time. She then moved on to traditional floral shops working in Windsor and Rockland. Laura began working at Shelley's to continue her interest in floral design. She has worked to attain her Professional Certified Florist through MSF&GA's Education Programs. She has also been to the Teleflora Education Center in Oklahoma City. Laura enjoys working in all areas of floral design and has, like Mona, helped immensely in helping in the background producing some of MSF&GA's design programs.

Congratulations to our two Members Of The Year, we all appreciate your efforts for Maine State Florists' and Growers' Association.

The award is for an active member of the floricultural industry. The recipient should be one that is willing to share knowledge about our changing industry, who participates in functions presented by our Association, and is active in the industry. CRITERIA:

  1. Must be a member in good standing with the Association or an employee of a member in good standing.
  2. Must be active in industry through shows, fairs, seminars or other educational functions. Must be someone who pursues innovative ideas and is willing to share them with others.
  3. Must not have received the award in any previous year.

There is only one vote per member shop. Vote must be mailed in on MSFGA ballot. No phoned-in ballots will be accepted.

This award will be presented at the MSFGA show each year in September. A small plaque will be given the recipient and their name will be inscribed on the large plaque which the Association will display at their events.

An industry related book or publication will also be awarded to the winner to be placed in their local library, if they so desire, with an inscription in the book telling of the award, the recipient, and of their donation. An identical book will be purchased for the MSF&GA lending library for the use of the membership.

(Note): Recipient’s contributions to the industry must have occurred within the past year.

Past Recipients:

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2007

.. Amy Murphy PCF mmfd

. Amy Murphy PCF mmfd is employed at Cook's Florist in Presque Isle. An ambitious and exhuberant designer, Amy doesn't shy away from obstacles that she may face. Always a ray of sunshine when present, she loves to learn as much about her chosen career as possible. Amy has worked at Cook Florist since 1998. She has earned her Professional Certified Florist as well as her Maine Master Floral Designer Certifications from the MSF&GA's Education Programs. Amy prefers to design something unique, something daring, unexpected and expensive! She takes many new ideas back to Cook Florist from the MSF&GA shows she has attended and has turned a corner of the shop into "Prom Central" complete with prom dresses and maniquin hands.

Congratulations to Amy Murphy PFC mmfd on your Designer of the Year !

Edward D. Johnson Award 2007

. Alden Longfellow

. Born in 1926, Alden was the 5th of 6 children. He was raised on a farm in central Maine where his father grew gladiolus and sold them from a model A Ford to florist shops throughout Maine. Some of the customers were florists of a previous era such as the original Flo's of Waterville, Saunders' of Lewiston, and Grondon's Greenhouse of Farmingdale that was later to become Butler Twins. He worked with his father in their little greenhouse in 1936, growing seedlings, pansies, geraniums, and hanging baskets supplying local business and outlets.

In 1948 after serving a 2 year tour of duty in the Army, he came home and began to build his business in the greenhouse industry.

During the next thirty years, he built and grew crops in a total of 13 greenhouses, one of the largest ranges in the State at that time, and became the largest grower of outdoor pansies in Maine, growing over 100,000 at the peak of production.

To this day, he describes his best crop as the 7 children that he and his wife have raised and the resulting grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He has belonged to and volunteered for many groups and community committees including the Mid-Maine Greenhouse Growers Association, the Kennebec County Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation District, the local school board, municipal boards, the American Legion, the Grange, and the Maine State Florists' and Growers' Association.

He has donated his time and plant resources to many charitable organizations including the Shriners, his church, and many local high school graduations and community functions. He has lent his time, talents, and knowledge of our industry to many fellow growers, tradesmen, and customers as they have encountered growing issues and challenges.

Today, he oversees a company that distributes flowering plants, foliage, perennials, hanging baskets, geraniums, holiday plants, and other greenhouse products to some of Maine's finest shops from Caribou to Biddeford.

He grew up in the industry, has made a living in the industry, and has made a life in the industry, raising his family and leaving a horticultural heritage to his offspring.

It is with great thanks for all you have done for our industry to proudly award the Ed Johnson Award to Alden Longfellow.

. One of the highlights of the MSFGA annual activities is the presentation of the Edward D. Johnson award. The recipient is recognized for services rendered, some time ago or recently, for the benefit of the Maine State Florists’ & Growers’ Association and the betterment of Maine floriculture. Each year, the officers and directors of the MSFGA executive board select the current awarded by secret ballot. Who was Ed Johnson, the person who made this prestigious award possible? In 1939, when the Maine State Florists’ Association was organized, Ed was employed as Assistant State Horticulturist by the Maine Department of Agriculture. His work kept him in touch with Maine florists and greenhouse managers and from its conception, Ed showed a great interest in MSFA. This concern was reflected in THE MAINE LEAF, a newsletter to plantsmen which he first published in 1944. Much of the material in the LEAF was directed to florists and greenhouse operators.

As a result of his increased involvement, Ed was selected Secretary-Treasurer of the MSFA in 1946, a position he held until his unexpected death, due to a heart attack, on July 14, 1967. During his 21 years of service to MSFA, Ed was much more than a Secretary-Treasurer. He organized meetings, minded the store and was involved in just about every phase of the Association’s ventures. While performing these duties, his unique style of commitment endeared him to those with whom he came in contact. Always a gentleman, he added dignity and graciousness to every MSFA occasion.

Ed’s sudden passing proved to be a great loss to Maine agriculture and to the Maine State Florists’ Association. At a subsequent MSFA Executive Board meeting, it was voted to preserve the memory of a devoted, long-time friend of the Association by implementing an award in his name.

To date, thirty-three MSFGA members have received this plaque because of their willingness to share skills, time and labor as did Ed Johnson. This volunteerism enhances the MSFGA and Maine’s floriculture and ornamental horticulture industries. Fortunately, there are many other candidates whose abilities and contributions meet the guidelines to receive this special award, which was established in 1967.