Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Indoor landscaping rewards creativity.(Career Marketplace)

Byline: Franchesca Stevens For the Journal

* Plant Lady likes to watch plants and her business grow

Elsie Zapffe-Verdeja, aka The Plant Lady, created Forever Green, an interior landscaping business, 22 years ago after she closed her plant store on Fourth Street because "I could never sit in the same place for 40 hours a week."

Now she and her six contract workers look after some 80 commercial clients a year caring for all the indoor plants at such local corporate giants as the Hyatt, America Online, Holiday Inn Mountainview, the Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque Publishing Co., the University of New Mexico's Mental Health Center, and a smorgasboard of Burger King restaurants. …

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