About Us

David’s love for plants can be traced back to his grandparents. His maternal grandparents were farmers who focused on citrus, strawberries, okra, squash, and an assortment of crops.  David would often go with his grandfather to the market in Plant City to sell the day’s produce.  David’s paternal grandparents enjoyed orchids, roses, and hydrangeas for their own personal enjoyment.  It was through these experiences that David’s love for growing plants took shape.

David is an Electrical Engineer by trade and has worked for Tampa Electric Company for nearly 40 years.  Upon retirement, David’s focus will be to enjoy the opportunities to meet others that share his love for plants and in particular Plumerias and other tropical plants.  David co-owns Southern Blooms with his wife Paula.