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In 2005, he and Marta Edwards created AmeliaScapes, Inc., a landscaping company. Lack of cooperation from the economy quickly had a negative impact into our 3-year old company. So one day, Paul came home with the brilliant idea that we should open a garden center. Initially, I thought he was crazy, but the convincing argument was that the garden center would bring us landscaping work. A bigger push was the fact that neither one of us wanted to return to the corporate world, so about 15 months later, we opened Amelia’s SmartyPlants – a full-service garden center - right on Lake Worth's North Dixie Hwy.
Although Paul has no formal training in landscaping, he has obtained much knowledge from the 500+ landscaping projects he has completed. The calluses in his hands can vouch for the numerous years of hands-on experience that he brings to the table – or in this case – the garden. His plant palette grows continuously, so his landscapes evolve and get more interesting. He likes to explore new plant combinations and landscaping styles while keeping in mind low maintenance and sustainability.
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