Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Odian.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Inspired by another “plant lady” in 1979 whom I saw shaking the leaves off a tree and had her head sets on. I said that’s the job for me. I proceeded to the yellow pages and called 20 indoor plant service companies for a job.
I was hired the next few weeks by the first company I called. I obtained a little route of about 20 clients and was paid by the hour and gas money. After 1 year, the company they offered to sell me the clients and I could pay it off slowly. One year later, I changed the name and owned Annie Evergreen. I have been in business since 1980 to current. I love what I do and have learned a lot over the years.
Annie Evergreen provides indoor/outdoor potted plants for homes and offices. We design, consult, sales, and service of plants, trees, orchids, fresh flowers, and potted patio plants. We have been a speaker for a garden club as well. We carry liability, have a resale license and have a business license. We also took a few classes in Moorpark college container gardening in 1980 as well. I was in charge of growing and selling (on the campus) plants for our horticulture dept.
Currently providing plant sales and service and free consulting for Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Due to the joy and freedom I get from my job, struggles are few. Mostly traffic. Occasionally competition, and sometimes a lot of calls for service at the same time. Juggle act is important.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Interior Plant service company provides free consulting for indoor plants. I look closely at lighting, decor, air flow, design, the general feel. I provide pictures, ideas, I also help with garden problems, any, bugs, overcrowding, under or over-watering, generally a specialist of all names of indoor and outdoor plants. Specialist in indoor plants, trees, orchids, and outdoor potted plants. Vegetable gardens, water, and rock gardens, drought tolerant cacti and succulents gardens for indoors or outdoors. I am different, because I take the extra time to detail all issues for each client. I have been known at the movie studios for good quality work for several years. I am owner operated. We are a family owned company. My son Nick was trained for l year and now works part time for me. Very proud to be in business for 37 years. Thank you, loyal clients!
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was free spirited and an animal lover. I loved plants and was helping my dad water his landscaping job when I was 17. I was independent. I loved the outdoors and traveled with my brother and backpacked at a young age. I learned a lot from plants as a child, I love the smells, colors and textures.
- Website: annieevergreen.com
- Phone: (805)795-7223
- Email: email@example.com
- Yelp: annieevergreen