When Olin Nelson started his nursery business in Apopka over 50 years ago, he envisioned a company that would focus on the special needs of Florida. After O.F. Nelson and Son’s established themselves with a variety of hardy foliage plants, he and his sons, B.P. and Earl, began to diversify. O.F. Nelson and Son’s Nursery now produces a wide range of blooming plants shipped all over the country along with many acres of rose production grafted on Fortuniana rootstock (Nelson’s Florida Roses). Mark Nelson, along with his children, Anne and Clay, are now the 3rd and 4th generations owning and operating O.F. Nelson and Son’s Nursery.