Although the spelling is a bit different, it captures Wedge Sponsor JEM Garden Center and my dear friend, owner Jenny Morgan.
JEM Garden Center is a woman-owned business with over 40 years of contract landscaping, garden center sales and operations. Her husband, Pat Ellis, also plays a key role in providing a wide range of services as well as offering four seasons of blooming color whenever you just feel that you need a little more beauty in your life.
My relationship with Jenny is one I hold close to my heart. I chose this picture of her because I snapped it during our “Must Love Shoes” women’s retreat in rural Italy last year. During that trip she shared a glimpse of the JEM Garden Center dream and it’s been a honor to watch her create that reality. When I see this picture, I remember her enthusiasm and excitement over becoming an entrepreneur and we were blessed to meet many Italian women with that same passion and drive for their businesses.
My yard is more beautiful this summer because of the good work of JEM Garden Center. Early this spring, I hired one of their dream teams to work alongside me in preparing the gardens you will see at the party. They weeded. (Boy! Did they weed!) They edged. They mulched. Their hard work saved me hours and allowed me to focus on the creative aspects of gardening I enjoy most.
Stop by to see them on the corner in Middletown. Their team is phenomenal. They are true gems and quickly becoming a highly prized member of the business community.