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From a tiny south Florida shadehouse to a
multi-million square foot production range,
Andrew and Ilma Bartha grew Silver Vase on a premise of unmatched innovation and
After 12 years of managing other horticulture
businesses, the couple began their fledgling orchid business in 1988. From its modest start in a 5,000 square foot plot of shade houses in Homestead, Florida, the company grew considerably in a few short years. But in 1992 the devastating Hurricane Andrew struck, completely destroying the Silver Vase facilities and hundreds of other Miami-Dade area businesses.
Seeing a window for growth, the Barthas and their team refocused on rebuilding and resurging. As it made a name for itself, the company experienced tremendous growth, increasing yearly production from 400,000 units in 1997 to nearly 2 million units in 2004.
Today the fully robotized and environmentally friendly greenhouse operation extends to nearly 1 million square feet across several locations in United States and Canada. The company began operating its own distribution trucks in 2004, serving both the retail and wholesale sides of the green industry.
The Barthas’ passion and persistence paid off, as today Silver Vase is known as one of North America’s most innovative orchid and bromeliad growers. They search the world over for truly unique introductions, most recently introducing the market to the Tea Cup collection of miniature orchids and Blue Mystique, the world’s first blue orchid.