Family Flowers is
truly a family affair!
The business was established in 1994 by Edward (Ed) and Annette Weesjes,
who continue to be the proud owners today! They started the business with
the help of their four children, two of whom continue to involved in the family
Daughter Jacklyn was just a youngster when she began
selling bedding plants from a picnic table beside the road. Today she is very
much involved in the retail end of the greenhouse, offering personal expertise
and advise on plant selection and care.
Son Mark works alongside his Dad in the growing of
the plants and over-all operation of the facilities.
Ed and Annette’s other sons Edward (‘Eddie’) and
Nathan have also helped as they were growing up, and now, while having chosen
other careers, are always both ready and willing to lend a hand in the
greenhouses as well.
Ed has been a greenhouse grower all of his life. Prior to starting Family Flowers, he worked with his father and brother in a hot
house tomato operation, which continues to thrive today, under the management
of his brother who continued in this field after his father retired.
As owners of Family Flowers, Ed and Annette particularly enjoy the growing and
marketing plants, understanding that quality of product and customer focus are
the key ingredients of a successful business.
Ed and Annette are active supporters in the community. Annette is involved
in "Communities in Bloom" for the municipality of Central Elgin, for which Ed and her were
honorary chairpersons for the planning committee.
Family Flowers is a proud recipient of the "Free Enterprise Award of Merit" from the
Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes businesses and individuals that have "..distinguished
themselves as exceptional with significant contributions to the economic, social and cultural fabric of our
community.." In announcing this award, it was specifically mentionend that Family Flowers
elected to remain closed on Sundays.
Family Flowers is open the entire year-round, always ready to provide you with the best service and products!