Jim Ellison (center) accepts the Society of American Florists Floriculture Hall of Fame award in September.

There is beauty all around Jim Ellison, floriculturalist and former owner of Ellison’s. Along with his wife, Ellen, the two were inducted into the Society of American Florists (SAF) Floriculture Hall of Fame in September. The recognition, the floral industry’s highest honor, pays tribute to the pair’s lifetime of innovation and generosity — and their commitment to creating new opportunities in research and education.

The SAF is a national organization that includes growers, wholesalers and retailers in the florist business.

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