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Have you ever considered taking your hobby to the next level? Perhaps by starting a small business? Well, that’s exactly what happened for Libby Bolles, a houseplant hobbyist who has blossomed into a small business owner.
Bolles, a longtime resident of the Parrish area, grew her deep-rooted love for plants into her full-time job after she–along with her mother, Jody Nader–founded Fancy Leaf Plant Co. in February 2021. What started as a renovated cargo trailer at pop-up and local markets, and a passion for creatures of the leafy, green variety, has bloomed into a well-deserved presence in the local houseplant community, and, a now permanent storefront. Next Saturday, October 2, Fancy Leaf Plant Co. will be setting up shop in Parrish.
“We’re excited to have a home base for our community,” says Bolles. “We are also excited to offer new classes, workshops and events in the near future.” Fancy Leaf Plant Co. will not forget its roots, though. Bolles says that the business will continue to host pop-up shops and attend local markets.
In honor of the occasion, Fancy Leaf Plant Co. will be hosting giveaways and raffles at its new location with prizes including tote bags and cold brew coffee for the first 15 people in line. There will also be a raffle for a Monstera deliciosa, a flowering tropical plant nicknamed “the Swiss cheese plant.”
On October 2, celebrate Fancy Leaf Plant Co.’s grand opening of its permanent home and maybe even bring a little green friend to your own home while you're there.
“We love that plants bring life into any environment and truly make us happy,” says Bolles. “It’s so satisfying to care for a plant and have it care for you as well.”
Photo courtesy of Fancy Leaf Plant Co.
8267 US HWY 301 N, Parrish, 941-545-5132, fancyleafplantco.com, @fancyleafplantco.