Flower growers

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Flower growers (24)

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Oriental Gardens, nursery and florist (ddr-densho-132-1)
img Oriental Gardens, nursery and florist (ddr-densho-132-1)
Oriental Gardens was established by Denjiro Nishitani in 1912.
Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
img Women working in greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-5)
Easter Lilies had to bloom and be delivered to markets a few weeks before Easter Sunday. These women are wrapping the lilies in protective tissue paper, preparing them for delivery.
Farm and greenhouses (ddr-densho-134-25)
img Farm and greenhouses (ddr-densho-134-25)
This farm and greenhouse complex was located at 85th and Latona in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold at the Public Market.
Green Lake Gardens Company (ddr-densho-134-32)
img Green Lake Gardens Company (ddr-densho-134-32)
This Issei-operated business was a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms located in North Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold throughout Washington State.
Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
img Large standard chrysanthemums on car (ddr-densho-134-9)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. They grew Easter Lilies, large standard chrysanthemums (pictured), and vegetables that were shipped around Seattle and Washington State.
Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-8)
img Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-8)
Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a nursery, grocery store and gas station.
Bainbridge Gardens nursery (ddr-densho-34-20)
img Bainbridge Gardens nursery (ddr-densho-34-20)
Mr. Zenkichi Harui looks on while Mrs. Harui and Mrs. Kitamoto select a plant in the nursery.
Issei working at greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-29)
img Issei working at greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-29)
This farm and greenhouse complex was located at 85th and Latona in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle. The flowers and vegetables grown here were sold at the Public Market.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 15 (November 11, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-40)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 107, No. 15 (November 11, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-40)
Selected article titles: "Nikkei Contributions to Floral Industry Recognized by JANM" (p. 1), "ORA Director Updates Redress Progress" (pp. 1, 6), "Report Finds Earnings Gap Decreased Between Asian and White Men in U.S." (p. 2), and "From the Frying Pan: A Return to Distant Roots" (p. 4).
Two women holding chrysanthemums (ddr-densho-34-25)
img Two women holding chrysanthemums (ddr-densho-34-25)
Mrs. Z. Harui (left) and Mrs. Z. Seko outside the greenhouses at Bainbridge Gardens.
Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-22)
img Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-22)
Bainbridge Gardens consisted of a nursery, grocery store and gas station.
Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-1)
img Bainbridge Gardens (ddr-densho-34-1)
Bainbridge Gardens was located on Fletcher Bay and had a nursery, general store and gas station. Left to right: Yaeko Yamashita, unidentified man, and Fujiko Koba.
Bainbridge Gardens nursery (ddr-densho-34-6)
img Bainbridge Gardens nursery (ddr-densho-34-6)
Mr. Seko, Mr. Harui and a unidentified worker outside the nursery at Bainbridge Gardens.
Oriental Gardens, nursery and florist (ddr-densho-132-2)
img Oriental Gardens, nursery and florist (ddr-densho-132-2)
Oriental Gardens was established by Denjiro Nishitani in 1912.
Family in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-14)
img Family in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-14)
By the late 1930s, many Issei-operated floral greenhouses existed in the North Seattle area. The flowers were sold at Seattle's Public Market, retail stores, and wholesale companies.
Family portrait (ddr-densho-134-12)
img Family portrait (ddr-densho-134-12)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. (L to R): Akira, Haruo, Mr. Kumasaka, Mariko, Mrs. Kumasaka, May.
Family in front of home (ddr-densho-134-37)
img Family in front of home (ddr-densho-134-37)
This family operated the Green Lake Gardens Company, a five-acre complex of greenhouses and farms in North Seattle. They are pictured standing in front of their house.
Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
img Child in front of greenhouse (ddr-densho-134-15)
By the late 1930s, many Issei-operated floral greenhouses existed in the North Seattle area. The flowers were sold at Seattle's Public Market, retail stores, and wholesale companies.
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