About Morning Dew Tropical Plants

Morning Dew Tropical Plants is the premier wholesale plant brokerage firm in Florida! Our mission is to save our customers time & money by providing the best quality plants & customer service, while providing you with a single invoice! We do personal nursery visits every week to review the crops and hand select specimen plants.

Morning Dew Tropical Plants buys in large volume. We are the largest (or one of the largest) customer for many of our 150 suppliers located throughout Florida. We get discounts and better pricing, and pass the savings on to you! Buying plants from FL is hard work! We should know - we have been serving Interiorscapers, Florists, Garden Centers and Wholesalers since 1994!

Kingston White

Kingston White
President

Kingston is a foliage fanatic and keeps Morning Dew running smoothly. He wants every customer to get the highest quality plants every time they order from Morning Dew. Kingston brings new ideas to helping provide the best customer experience possible. He loves visiting the growers in Florida and being the eyes for the customer.
 
Kingston takes an active role in the industry – He is a current board member of Green Plants For Green Buildings and a supporting member of the National Horticulture Foundation. He also served on the board of directors for the Palm Beach chapter of the FNGLA. Kingston was a speaker at Cultivate ’15 and is a regular contributing author to I-Plants Magazine! 
 
Kingston has a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Utah. Kingston has long ties to Florida and loved going out on his grandfather’s sailboat in Naples as a child. Kingston lives just outside of Delray Beach with his wife and 3 sons.
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Judy Pohnl

Judy Pohnl
Sales

Our resident “Plant Goddess” started her career in 1974 in western Michigan, working for a few Dutch greenhouse growers. She graduated with a BA from Michigan State University, managed a garden center, then was an assistant manager for an interiorscape company. Since 1986, Judy has been selling plants from Florida, joining Morning Dew in 2001. Judy specializes in finding the cool & unusual, hard to locate plants.

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Terri Collins

Terri Collins
Sales

Terri worked for a wholesale grower in central Florida from 1982 to 1993. She was involved in sales, management and production. She worked from 1994 to July of 2004 for a foliage broker, specializing in sales to upscale Garden Centers, Florists, Interiorscapers, and Wholesalers. Terri joined Morning Dew in August of 2004. With 32+ years of experience in Florida Foliage, Terri has many long-term relationships with her customers and suppliers.

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Suzanne Tjernlund

Suzanne Tjernlund
Sales

Passionate for plants and their people, this FL native started interiorscaping in 1991, then worked for a Homestead, FL nursery/brokerage company. Joined Morning Dew in 2000, Suzanne knows where to find the best plants for her customers. Her plant knowledge and eye for quality are second to none!

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John Mendozza

John Mendozza
Founder

John Mendozza is one of the most widely recognized & respected figures in the Florida Foliage Industry. Inducted into the Plantscape Industry Alliance Hall of Fame in August 2013. John served on the Board of Directors for both the National Foliage Foundation and Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition, and was a contributing writer for I-Plants magazine. Speaker PIA Expo 2013, Speaker TPIE 2009. Speaker and host of FNGLA Foliage Safari January 2006. Speaker at Mid-Atlantic Interiorscape Conference 2001 & 2004. John Mendozza was given the “Industry Leadership Award for Excellence in Nursery Sales” by the Mid-Atlantic Interiorscape Conference in 2004. Judge for ALCA’s (now PLANET) Best Interiorscape Projects of the year, 2001, 2002 & 2004.

John Mendozza graduated from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA in 1983 with a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He attended a year of post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville to familiarize himself with Florida plant production.

John worked for Rosacker’s Plants, owned by Florida Foliage Hall of Fame member Dick Rosacker, for 2 years following completion of his studies. A Florida plant brokerage firm then employed him for 5 ½ years, then started Morning Dew Tropical Plants in April of ’94.

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Martin

Martin
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Martin started in the floral industry. He specialized in high end design working with florists in Boca Raton, FL. He is very detail oriented, and enjoys the challenges of the tropical plant industry.Martin loves to garden & collect exotic orchids. Joined Morning Dew in 2013. Martin excels in customer service. He looks forward to working with you to help make your plant ordering easy and effective!

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Robbin

Robbin
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Robbin earned her BS in Botany from Florida Atlantic University in 1981. She has worked for large foliage and landscape nurseries as well as a Technical Rep for a south FL fertilizer manufacturer. Robbin has been very active with our local FNGLA chapter, serving on the board of directors for many years, and as chapter President in 2011. In 2012 she received the chapter’s James J. Lulfs Industry Service Award! Joined Morning Dew in 2013. Put Robbin’s 30+ years of experience helping Interiorscapers, Garden Centers, and Florists to use by allowing her to help make your next order a breeze!

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Joy

Joy
Office Manager

Joy earned a BS in Landscape and Nursery Horticulture (minoring in Agricultural Communications) from the University of FL (Go Gators!) in 2013. Joy interned with Disney World Horticultural, specializing in landscape maintenance. She did research work at UF in micro propagation. Joy grew up the daughter of a dairy farmer in Okeechobee, FL. She brings her lifelong passion for Agriculture to Morning Dew, joining in 2013. Joy’s enthusiasm for plants is contagious and she will make your ordering with Morning Dew “joyful”!

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Stephen

Stephen
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Stephen brings over 20 years of plant and horticulture expertise to the Morning Dew Crew! As a transplant from Massachusetts to Florida, Stephen is excited to help Morning Dew customers with his many years of experience as a buyer, manager, and sales rep in the garden center, nursery, and greenhouse scene. He has a degree in landscape development.

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Brett

Brett
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Brett is a true tropical plant enthusiast! (Just ask him how many plant-print shirts, shorts, and shoes he owns.) Brett is an FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional. Brett graduated from Ferrum College with a BS in Agricultural Sciences: Emphases in Horticulture and Agribusiness, where he gained membership in a variety of Honors Societies and served as the Peer Assisted Learning Tutor for the classes of Plant Science, Plant Propagation, and Healthy Houseplants.

Brett interned with the Walt Disney World Horticulture department, and was selected as one of two finalists for the 2015 GrowIt! Independent Garden Center Experience. Brett relocated from Virginia where he was a VNLA Certified Horticulturist, the recipient of The Virginia Horticultural Foundation 2016 Tom Eaton Scholarship, and had earned technical certifications in Greenhouse Management, Floriculture, and Landscape Design.

Brett brings his passion and knowledge for tropical plants to Morning Dew as of 2016, and is excited to help you find the best plants!

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Bob

Bob
Customer Service & Plant Purchasing

Bob is our newest member of the Morning Dew Crew. He brings 23 years of horticulture experience from managing a nursery in New York. He is eager to help you with any of your plant needs and understands the need for QUALITY!

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Vang

Vang
Accounting & Bookkeeping

Moved to Florida from Vietnam in 1975. Vang has specialized in plant brokerage bookkeeping since 1985! Joined Morning Dew in 2006. Vang’s impeccable work keeps our customer and grower accounts accurate and up to date.

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You?
Sales, Admin, Customer Service

Do you have a passion for plants? We’re always on the lookout for the best people to join our team!

Send your resume to info@morningdewtropical.com so we can consider you when a position opens!

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