3 GENERATIONS EXPERIENCE
How it all started...
Starting at a young age, Rachel slowly learned about the flower industry through her Opa (Abe Koole) and her Dad (Pete Koole), the owners of Apko Nurseries. Apko Nurseries Limited began as a dream of her grandparents, Abe & Elizabeth Koole as they immigrated from Holland to Langley, BC Canada. There first greenhouses was built in 1963 and assorted crops were grown. By 1984, roses became the main crop and through the 1980’s, Apko became known as a premier cut rose grower in the Western Canadian market. In 2008 Apko began cultivating hydrangea plants to complement its floral selection to their customers. In 2016 Rachel started her own business Floral Support and in 2018 her family had officially sold their Apko greenhouse to Clearview Garden Shop, and the rest is history!
Florist Sidekick & Media Wizard
Fave Flower: Garden Rose
Fave Season: Fall
What I do outside of work: write & record alternative pop music, gardening, anything outdoorsy like hiking, camping & hunting!
Odd Obsession: SHEEP!
Random note: I was homeschooled for most of my childhood, you can probably tell.
Mother of Floral Support & Flower Whisperer
Fave Flower: I can't choose!!
Fave Season: Fall
What I do outside of work: sit in my sauna, constantly make and eat tacos, and play with my dog Winnie.
Odd Obsession: The science of mold
Random note: I've only burped twice in my life.
Jael De Vries
Cooler Hustler & Media Padawan
Fave Flower: Butterfly Ranunculus
Fave Season: Spring
What I do outside of work: Attempt to make gourmet dinners, being a clean freak and harassing my husband about it, picking wildflowers from roadsides.
Odd Obsession: The smell of bleach
Random note: I grew up in Quebec, and English is my second language.