Virginia Greenhouse & Floral Company is a true independent, brick and mortar business. It was opened in 1904 by my grandfather, Swedish immigrant Alfred Johnson. Grandpa was a pioneer in the industry, and started with a very humble, 18 x 35 wood frame greenhouse just off Chestnut Street. In 1908 he built the largest glass greenhouse north of Duluth on Virginia's historic Fifth Avenue. An additional greenhouse was built on Southern Drive in 1916. Assisted by his wife and children, the company grew, and in 1930 they opened a full service retail floral shop in the business district of Virginia, Minnesota. Alfred died in 1939, and the fifth avenue greenhouse was moved to Southern Drive to complete a 30,000 square foot range. The greenhouse range was eventually closed and taken down in 1975, and the company concentrated on providing the finest quality in fresh cut flowers from around the globe. The business was passed on through the family, and as Alfred's granddaughter, I am now the third generation of this florist family to serve Virginia and the surrounding Quad-City area with beautiful, fresh flowers. Virginia Floral may be over 100 years old, but this is not ''your grandmother's flower shop''! I am continually seeking education and inspiration for my craft, and as a result, I am well known for my exquisite designs and unique creativity, gorgeous flowers and plants, and exceptional quality that is backed by service that is friendly and prompt. But Virginia Floral is more than just a flower shop, and offers a unique blend of home decor, gifts, jewelry and accessories, and other lovely treasures. This is why Virginia Floral has a large number of repeat customers and referrals.