People  |  October 18th, 2017

Gal Behind the Garden: Marie Greenwood

Marie Greenwood

Marie Greenwood, Seasonal Color Team Crew Member

Joined the Team: September 2015


Day-to-day activities: 

I install and maintain annual containers and bedding.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in Omaha!

Favorite plant and why?

It’s absolutely impossible to pick just one.

Where did you get your green thumb?

I grew it myself 🙂

What does the Purple Polo mean to you?

It means I’m part of a very dedicated and hardworking team.

Most memorable trip:

In the summer of 1988, I went to Ireland, Wales, and London. While I was there, I got to kiss the Blarney Stone and celebrate my 16th birthday. Our tour bus also had to stop to let a heard of sheep cross-you don’t see that every day!

Favorite food:

Tacos-meat and cheese only, please!


Whatever sport my kids are playing at the time. I currently have two trapshooters and a basketball player!

Favorite Outdoor Activity:


Favorite part of a garden:

Summer blooms that draw the birds, bees, and butterflies

One thing you can’t live without:

Mountain Dew is my coffee

Least favorite garden critter:

Grubs – Ew!

Gotta-have-it-garden tool:

Gotta have that soil knife!

If you were a tree what tree would you be? 

Taxodium distichum, Bald Cypress, with my “knees” in the swamps of Louisiana

Favorite gardening quote:

“Leaves of three, let them be!”

Ideal way to spend a weekend?


Favorite book?

Most anything from James Patterson

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