Caryl Pohland / Name Me Company
Hometown: Latrobe, PA
Caryl Pohland began pressing and framing flowers simply to preserve the beautiful flowers she’d received herself while recuperating from a ski injury. When she noticed how much other people appreciated her pressed flower arrangements, she began giving them as gifts.
Soon, a family business was born with Caryl’s husband, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter pitching in. Later, they started pairing the pressed flowers with their original illustrations and peoples’ names written in calligraphy lettering.
They now offer a complete line of personalized gift items including family trees and commemorative arrangements for birth and wedding announcements.
All flowers used in their crafting are grown, picked and pressed by the Pohland family. Their extensive garden in Latrobe, PA attracts many visitors each year, including horticulture students from a nearby college.