Albin Hagstrom & Son has plenty of fronds in cool places.
The company grows more than 70 varieties of ferns and other
greenery used in floral arrangements and ships products to
customers throughout North America and Europe. Greenery is grown on
500 acres in Florida; the company also offers products from other
areas of the US and international locations. Varieties of greenery
provided by the company include curly willow, deer foot moss, sword
fern, and umbrella palms, among others. Albin Hagstrom & Son is
owned by the sons of Raiford Hagstrom Sr., who founded the company
with his father, Albin, in 1928.
During possible freezing temperatures, the company's plants are
grown under a type of shade cloth (called saran), the outside of
which is automatically sprinkled with water, creating an insulating
barrier of ice between the plants and possible freezing
temperatures outside. At the same time, warm water is sprayed under
the shade cloth, helping to keep the temperature up.