Notes from the Garden
Chester Goik, Head Gardener
Joined the Team: September 2015
Gardening and more gardening!
Garden guru from:
I was born in Bay City Michigan, moved to Oregon when I was 21 and now I’m in Omaha.
Favorite plant and why?
Japanese Maple because of the way you can bonsai the tree.
Where did you get your green thumb?
It started with my father and all the people I have met through the years.
What does the Purple Polo mean to you?
Most memorable outdoor experience:
Cross Country Skiing in The Sister Mountains.
Sports, coaching sports, and of course gardening!
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Outdoor Activity:
Feeding my Koi and watching plants grow.
For or against garden gnomes?
Most important part of the garden:
Landscaping at the beginning.
One thing you can’t live without:
Least favorite garden critter:
Favorite gardening quote:
“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” Wallace Stevens
1. Prune spring flowering shrubs. This is your last chance to prune your early blooming spring…Read Note
Ann Thompson, Gardening Crew Member Joined the Team: May 2011 Day-to-day activities: Planting annuals, perennials and…Read Note