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8 x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x Imagine going to work every day in beautiful surroundings with customers, colleagues and clients who are just like family. That’s what Connie Emmerson says she has the privilege to do each day. And, you’re invited to come visit her outdoor oasis. Connie is president of Royal Landscape Nursery, a 6-acre, outdoor garden facility owned and operated by the Emmerson family. It is Central Florida’s largest outdoor plant and patio landscape showcase and located at 2204 Hempel Ave. in Gotha. Royal Landscape sells both wholesale and retail-priced foliage at 20 to 30 percent less than the nurseries at big chain stores. The company also delivers plants, trees, sod, mulch and pavers directly to customers in town or across the country. Connie runs the business office while her husband, Steve, is “the creative one.” Steve Emmerson handles commercial products and installations for large properties, including new housing developments and apartment homeowner associations. Daughter Mia graduated ARE YOUR BROWS Summer Ready? MICROBLADING Before After Permanent Makeup for: • Brows • Eyeliner • Lips • 3D Areola Tattooing The perfect solution to very plucked or sparse brows. Fill in, darken, re-shape or сreate eyebrows. BUSINESS from college in North Carolina and returned home two years ago to join the enterprise. According to Connie, PROFILE A Family Affair Royal Landscape Grows and Sells Foliage With a Personal Touch Connie and Steve Emmerson (center) own and operate Royal Landscape Nursery. They are joined by their daughters, Sophie (left) and Mia. $25 off first visit! 7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 155 Orlando, FL 32819 407-574-8383 email: Mia “upped the business” and supervises commercial maintenance. It is uncertain whether college student and younger daughter Sophie will follow her sister, but ever since she was able to reach the counter, Sophie has helped out in the office. The entire family is very hands-on. When asked if working with your spouse can be a challenge, Connie replied, “We are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this year, so you decide.” She was quick to add, “It helps that Steve is in the field a lot.” Royal Landscape grows approximately 80 percent of what it sells, thus enabling the company to keep its prices low. The foliage is lovingly grown on-site, and all plants are nurtured to flourish in Florida’s climate. Before leaving with their plants, customers receive advice on care, installation and design. “Don’t take the baby home unless you know how to feed it,” Connie said. The nursery also provides what Connie calls “hardscape.” This service features a variety of brick and stone pavers for driveways and walkways, pool areas, retention walls and fire pits. The nursery even showcases practical treatments for pavers on its grounds. The use of these landscape design accessories can’t help but improve property value. In fact, Royal Brick Pavers continually wins accolades for its creative installations and unrivaled ingenuity. “As a person with fine attention to detail myself, [Royal Landscape Nursery] gets my vote of approval and recommendation to anyone with landscape needs,” Harold and Patsi Peacock said. “We are extremely happy with the beautiful results of our new front and backyards.” Other services include commercial landscape maintenance, new construction installation and irrigation services. The nursery is a proud member of the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association and the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando. Visitors to the gardens are encouraged to join the Royal Landscape computer mailing list, which delivers special discounts and pop-up, secret offers directly to inboxes. If you don’t have time to spend a few relaxing hours in Gotha, gardeners also can sign up for discounts by visiting the company’s website at There, guests can enjoy a virtual stroll of the gardens thanks to stunning photos of the nursery’s great variety of plants in its showroom. Website visitors also receive notifications of special events and gardening presentations. This year’s 2018 Spring Customer Appreciation Weeks begin April 20 and run through May 12. Those who join the mailing list receive access to VIP discounts during this sale. The community-minded Emmerson family lends its support and donates to several local causes, including Orlando’s yearly Taste of the Nation “No Kid Hungry” event in support of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Royal Landscape Nursery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 407-378-5126. Be sure to say “hi” to Connie when you visit. ª x April 19 — May 2, 2018 x 9 BUSINESSSPOTLIGHT For Preventive & Therapeutic Health Care PremierMED Family & Sports Medicine isn’t just another cookiecutter medical practice that filters patients in and out, seeing as many as possible. Instead, the physicians are committed to providing preventative and therapeutic health care that is evidence-based and cost-conscious. “Getting to know you is our sincere priority,” Dr. Adam Langley said. “We just happen to practice medicine.” By offering sincere and personalized service, PremierMED’s staff members hope to get patients involved with their health. They strive to practice what they preach, focusing on eating well, exercising and emotional strength. By encouraging each other, they know that they can achieve great things. One of their goals is to create a great environment in which people feel understood and inspired. In addition to Dr. Langley, PremierMED’s providers include Dr. Gary Visser; Heather Sheldon, ARNP; Carolyn Knopfle, ARNP; and joining the team is Dr. Ferdinand Britts. Dr. Britts specializes in family medicine and grew up in the Dr. Phillips area. PremierMED focuses on general medical needs, as well as sports medicine, or joint injuries/pain. Most of these joint injuries/pain can be treated with specific therapeutic exercises, which is why PremierMED has added a new physical therapy service. The physical therapy program is directed by another local to the Orlando area and a University of Florida Gator, Beth Visser. As an avid runner and physiotherapist, she understands the importance of maintaining optimal health and physical well-being. To maintain a personalized and individual experience, PremierMED increased its available appointments, is expanding in size and services, and moved across the street from its previous location to 2940 Maguire Road in Ocoee, behind the Shoppes at Meadow Ridge. The staff looks forward to meeting you and helping you accomplish your medical goals. For more information, call 407-581-9065 or visit ª DON’T MISS OUT ON FUTURE ISSUES! Delivered to your mailbox or inbox. 407-351-1573 Carlos Ortiz, ARNP Tonya King, ARNP CAP Desiree Fouse LMHC WE TREAT "ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND MANY MORE"-IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS