POST HURRICANE OPERATIONS ALERT
We are presently in emergency operations mode post-hurricane. We are operating on an emergency internet connection and phone system. You may experience a brief connection delay when calling our office. We suggest emailing your questions or orders if possible.
Based on initial assessments, we experienced 70-80% damage to our growing structures.
For more information about hurricane damage at Alpha Fern Company and at other major fern and greenery farms in our area, please visit: http://www.ferndamage.com/
We will do our best to continue to provide our loyal customers with the quality products during recovery you have come to know us for. As full recovery will take several years, certain products may be unavailable from time to time or may not meet our stringent quality standards. Please see the package insert with your next order for more information.
THE Source for Everything
GREEN or COLORFUL!
Grower & Shipper of Beautiful Cut Foliages & Cut Foliage Products Worldwide
What We Do
Alpha Fern Company is your one-stop source for everything green and colorful. We offer a wide range of solutions for florists and wholesale foliage customers. Our pre-greened solutions improve your retail productivity and profitability.
Florida Grown, California & American, Moss, Western Foliage, Imported, Fall, and Christmas
With so many fun foliages, there should never be a designer that get’s bored with the same ole greens! Have fun trying new kinds!
We do all the hard work; you get all the credit!
We offer a wide range of custom assembled handmade garlands by the foot. From leafy and round, to soft and plush, and unique textured styles, we have something for every event, special occasion, wedding, or season.
Instant "POP" for those busy floral seasons
Need something instantaneous for your busy Christmas season? Want something to boost the productivity and profitability of your shop during your busiest season? Seasonal Sensations do just that. Our pre-greened containers are waiting for your final flourish of cut flower color - or can be sold as-is. You'll wonder how you ever got through a busy Christmas day without them!
Who We Are
Grower & Shipper of Beautiful Cut Foliages & Cut Foliage Products Worldwide.
In Business for more than 30 years. We offer a full line of cut foliages, wreaths, garlands, "DROP & GO" Bouquets, holiday greens, and our newest addition The Southern Holiday Home Decor Line! Don't be the last one to try our LATEST & GREATEST New Product - Simply Sympathy - our premade Wreath Forms.
Established in 1975, Alpha Fern Company has continued to expand and diversify their product offerings, product care and cutting practices staying consistent with the latest implementable Green Practices and New Marketplace trends. Joe has served on the board for the Florida Fern Co-Op, is a member of the FNGLA, and most recently is an integral founding member for the FLGA – The Florida Leatherleaf Growers Association.
“This is what I know. I’ve been working in this industry and on this land for more than 45 years. We have been through deep freezes & hurricanes. We have had the most beautiful crops you would ever see and have been on the brink of total devastation from ice and wind. No matter what, God has brought us through the good times and the bad while NEVER having to miss filling our customers orders. This is what He has given me the opportunity to do and part of who He has designed me to be.”
Director, Sales & Marketing
With a background in special event, wedding, and tradeshow floral management – Jennifer has not only grown up in the fern business, but also gotten to see & experience the floral industry from the wholesale, retail, & special event end of the spectrum. Always on the lookout for new foliage’s and a reinvention or re-purposing of our tried and true greens are always a personal mission of Jennifer’s.
“What a rare opportunity I have had, being able to come back to my roots and learn valuable business and life skills from my Dad has been such an exciting experience for me. I have been able to use the skills I have learned at UCF and in the special event floral world to heighten and expand our product lines and hope to continue to stay on the edge of floral trends with our innovative and time saving products.”
Dale is Joe’s younger, more mischievous brother – and a darn good farmer. He is in charge of our production, pest & disease control, and fernery maintenance. Like Joe, Dale has grew up in this business and has been growing cut foliages for most of his life and has been with Alpha Fern Company for more than 12 years.
Buffi was a member of Taylor High School’s Ornamental Horticulture Team throughout middle and high school. After college, she began a very successful career as a licensed massage therapist that spanned more than 14 years. Her love of horticulture and family brought her back to Alpha Fern Company early in 2013 where she has stepped right in sync with our day to day operations. “It feels so good to be back home working with family every day. I am anxious to begin shaping the next chapter of my life and teaching my children the value of farming.”
Bookkeeping & Sales
We're excited to have Pam on our staff. Pam boasts more than 16 years of experience in the cut foliage industry and helps in almost every facet of our daily operations. “Being away from the industry for the past year made it all the more apparent how much I love this industry. The joy and comfort our products bring to our customers in times of sorrow and celebration is a vital part of our culture and I am proud to have been apart of this wonderful industry for so long.”
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UBLOOM: How to Arrange Flowers: Pre-Greened Containers from Alpha Fern
Here’s a great resource for the professional florist from the Foliage Folks at Alpha Fern- Pre-Greened Containers. This ingenious idea- saves time, and precious resources and allows you to create arrangements in minutes. It’s as easy as adding the flowers.
UBLOOM: How to arrange flowers: Sympathy Set Pieces and “Simply Sympathy” solutions from Alpha Fern Company
Sympathy Wreaths, Cross and Hearts are beautiful tributes but sometimes very time consuming to create. “ “Simply Sympathy” pre-greened set pieces from Alpha Fern Company are the perfect solution. You simply add flowers or accessories and your personalized sympathy set piece is complete!