Flowers have since forever been a source of contentment and happiness for us, a name synonymous with beauty and delicacy. We compare flowers to a lot of things in our everyday lives, from beauty of a person to becoming part of those motivational speeches where you compare the life of a flower and the adversities it survives, how it blossoms without caring about competing with its fellow flowers. But Flowers can do alot more then just that.

The categories of flowers

Broadly, flowers can be divided into two categories, ornamental and medicinal.

  • Ornamental

    Roses and orchids being the most common examples of ornamental flowers perfect for decorating your house or warming up hearts. At present more then 150 different varieties of roses can be found though only a few make it to the markets. Orchids on the other hand are highly valuable flowers owing to their longer shelf life.

  • Medicinal

    Flowers have long been a source of wonder for the scientific world as well. Their medicinal and therapeutic properties never fail to surprise the world. Natural and herbal products are said to be better than pharmaceuticals due to the fact that they have much less side effects. They have healing capabilities, much of which has been known to mankind for centuries.

Science and flowers

Scientifically flowers have much higher prospects. From research to medicine all fields of science exploit flowers on daily bases. Experiments are carried out to study the contributions of flowers to the successful reproduction of the plant and their uses as a safer alternate to pharmaceutical drugs.

Begonia, for example, is a flower which is said to be a relaxant for pain, especially headaches and healing sores and burns. Bellisperennis, commonly called daisy is a flower which despite its not so attractive appearance has long been used by locals for relieving physical disorders like arthritis and rheumatism. Blood root is yet another example of a flower possessing healing properties, especially for respiratory diseases. Certain types of teas are also made by boiling flowers in water in order to treat fever, cough and other digestive problems.

Their utilities are immense

In earlier times flowers and herbs were the only source of medicine and food for people. Broccoli, cauliflower and artichoke are some examples of flowers as food items while saffron, cloves and capers are examples of flowers being used as spices. Flowers contribute highly to the economy of a country as well, being of primary interest to importers and exporters.

Flowers and their impact on human psychology

Having said all that, flowers have excellent effects on our mental health as well. Studies prove that customers in restaurants decorated with flowers were in relatively better modes as compared to those customers who visited restaurants with no flowers to lighter the ambiance. Cognitive performance is also enhanced by the presence of flowers in a work place. Even the simple act of smelling the good fragrance of a flower makes our mood better and reduces anxiety.

Visitors to the sick have known this instinctively since ages and today science backs the norm of taking flowers as a present to sick as well by proving that patients having flowers in their room were more optimistic about their treatment and showed better response to medications then those present in rooms with no flowers or plants.

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” The words of Lady Bird Jackson sum up everything that flowers represent in human life.

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Part-time Indoor Plant Maintenance Lead

My Flower Service specializes in window boxes, container gardens and container landscaping for both residential & commercial clients.

We have a strong emphasis on image – from the quality we deliver on our customers’ properties, to our facilities and our people. We strive to “hire for life” by offering competitive pay and growth opportunities. We build strong relationships with our customers and with each other and have maintained the regions’ highest customer retention base. We work hard but we believe in having fun!

Compensation based on experience. Bi-weekly pay.

Pre-employment background and substance abuse screenings are required along with a valid driver's license. Must have a good driving record and proof of current personal automobile insurance.

Part-time Indoor Plant Maintenance Lead Job Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with indoor plants is required for this position.
  • This team member is responsible for maintaining specific accounts on our regularly scheduled route.
  • Candidate will be making adjustments, watering, pruning, fertilizing, planting/replacing indoor plants as required to maintain healthy and appealing overall appearance.
  • Applicant must be familiar with a wide variety of indoor plants and be capable of making recommendations based on customer requests as well as plant care requirements.
  • Candidate must have a flexible schedule to accommodate client and plant needs.
  • This applicant must be organized, punctual, possess excellent customer service skills, keep detailed job sheets, dress and act in a professional manner.
  • A model candidate will be creative, passionate, willing to learn and assist other team members. Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others is crucial.
  • This individual must have an excellent driving record and be willing to work alone at times.

Hours and Compensation:

Compensation based on experience. This is a part-time position and the hours will vary with each season. Biweekly pay.

Lead Installer

My Flower Service specializes in window boxes, container gardens and container landscaping for both residential & commercial clients.

We are looking for quality individuals for team leaders, team members, general laborers and watering/maintenance crews for our Newtown, Ohio location! Both full and part time positions available.

We have a strong emphasis on image – from the quality we deliver on our customers’ properties, to our facilities and our people. We strive to “hire for life” by offering competitive pay and growth opportunities. We build strong relationships with our customers and with each other and have maintained the regions’ highest customer retention base. We work hard but we believe in having fun!

Compensation based on experience. Bi-weekly pay.

Pre-employment background and substance abuse screenings are required along with a valid driver's license. Must have a good driving record and proof of current personal automobile insurance.

Lead Installer Job Requirements:

This particular role requires the candidate to wear many hats – responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • This team member is responsible for hanging our window boxes and replacing container gardens for our new clients.
  • This team member installs micro-irrigation systems to the window boxes and container gardens.
  • Ideal candidate will have handyman and carpentry experience, be highly detail oriented, conscientious, produce quality work, and go the extra mile for our customers.
  • You must be comfortable working on ladders as some of the window boxes are installed on the 2nd story.
  • Ideal candidates will have some basic knowledge of irrigation or plumbing but not required.
  • Willingness to learn is crucial though, as you will also be repairing irrigation lines or adding to existing systems.
  • You must be self-motivated, complete jobs/projects on time, be organized, punctual, dress and act in a professional manner and be able to work with minimal supervision.

Hours and Compensation:

Compensation based on experience. This is a part-time position and the hours will vary with each season.

Assistant Operations Manager

My Flower Service specializes in window boxes, container gardens and container landscaping for both residential & commercial clients.

We are looking for quality individuals for team leaders, team members and watering/maintenance crews for our Newtown, Ohio location! Both full and part time positions available.

We have a strong emphasis on image – from the quality we deliver on our customers’ properties, to our facilities and our people. We strive to “hire for life” by offering competitive pay and growth opportunities. We build strong relationships with our customers and with each other and have maintained the regions’ highest customer retention base. We work hard but we believe in having fun!

Compensation based on experience. Bi-weekly pay.

Pre-employment background and substance abuse screenings are required along with a valid driver's license. Must have a good driving record and proof of current personal automobile insurance.

Job Description:

This particular role requires the candidate to wear many hats – responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Watering and maintaining plant material
  • Unloading and checking in deliveries with strong attention to detail and an emphasis on organization and accurate record keeping
  • Assist other teammates out in the field as needed
  • Completing daily shop chores including, but not limited to, cutting the grass, spraying weeds, keeping the landscape tidy, etc.
  • Ideal candidates will prefer working outdoors and be comfortable with getting dirty, lifting up to 40 lbs and going up/down ladders.
  • Model candidates will be creative, passionate, willing to learn and assist other team members. A positive attitude and the ability to work well with others is crucial.
  • Knowledge of seasonal flowers is a plus. Gardening and landscape experience is preferred. General “handyman” skills is a plus.
  • We all work hard here so you cannot be afraid of hard work.

General Manager

We are looking for a General Manager to oversee all staff, budgets and operations of My Flower Service. This position plays a key role in the success of this organization.

General Manager responsibilities include formulating overall strategy, managing team members and establishing policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping our people develop and be productive, while ensuring continuous profit growth. The idea candidate for this role will have strong attention to detail, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations (ie. Pay bills, place orders, payroll, scheduling etc)
  • Design strategy and set goals for growth
  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses
  • Set policies and processes
  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally
  • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance
  • Problem solve
  • Communicate with customers
  • Uphold standards of excellence and soaring quality

Requirements and Skills:

  • 2 years of management experience required, 3-5 years preferred
  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role
  • Experience in planning and budgeting
  • Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations, etc)
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent delegation, communication and time management skills
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Problem solving aptitude
  • Ability to motivate, lead, and hold employees accountable
  • Ability to maintain composure in a fast paced environment
  • BSc/BA or higher in business or relevant field is a plus
  • 5 years experience in the horticultural field required