February Business Spotlight

Garden of Eden

Sandra Schmitz married Gilbert Schmitz and moved to Marysville from Lincoln, NE where she worked in Physical Therapy at Bryan Hospital for 15 years. She had a hobby of raising cactus, plants, and a great LOVE for Flowers. Growing them at home and arranging them for her family. With no prior experience but with a little of Gods Given Talent and Gilberts encouragement The Garden of Eden opened in 1978.

43 years and she is still around! Her daughter Laurie Kleinert moved back 20 years ago to join the team and now her granddaughter Azlyn Sweet has also joined, her natural love and talent is a blessing to their family! Over the years their customers have become their friends. “That is the best part of our work, the people!” said Sandy Schmitz. “We do not just sell flowers. We sell feelings. Love, care, forgiveness, happiness, and sorrow. We specialize in helping people express their feelings. We genuinely love all of our customers.” said Azlyn Sweet.

Valentines Day at the Garden of Eden is one of their biggest flower holidays of the year! During the week they have 10 extra employees. There are 3 delivery vehicles always running, 4 extra designers and extra seasonal friends/employees that help them out! “Our extra helpers find it a blast to work with us and most of them have other jobs and come back every year!” said Laurie Kleinert. They sell approximately 2,000 roses along with many other fresh flowers. Flowers are the most popular Valentine’s Day Gift, and most men buy flowers on that day! This year will be a bit different. February 14th falls on a Sunday this year. There will be now school on the Friday before of the Monday after Valentines Day. Which means sending your valentines gift for your kiddo’s on Thursday this year!

During Valentine’s Day week the Garden of Eden is open Monday – Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9 am to 12 pm. Cash and Carry will only be available on Sunday. During the week we offer delivery, pick up/curbside service, or cash & carry!
Check out the Garden of Eden!

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