People  |  February 8th, 2016

Guy Behind the Garden: Tab Tworek


Tab Tworek, Nursery Yard Manager

Joined the Team: October 2013


Day-to-day activities:

Staging plant material for install and gardening crews, unloading and organizing plant material when it’s delivered, keeping plants happy and healthy, diagnosing plant problems, running errands and helping anybody who needs it, etc.

Garden guru from:

I attended Metropolitan Community College and graduated with and associates degree in Horticulture Management. I also earned specialist diplomas in Organic Gardening, Plant Production and Propagation, and Arboriculture

Favorite plant and why?

Echinacea, because it’s native to the Plains, and it can be used medicinally.

At home garden:

Lots of edibles, such as raspberries, strawberries, and a  full vegetable garden.

Favorite food:

Pizza because I’m human.

For or against garden gnomes?

I’m against them.  But I’m a hypocrite because I have one.  I like it because it’s creepy.

Most important part of the garden:

A comfortable place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

At work warm and fuzzies:

After the plants leave my nursery, I enjoy going to the properties and seeing the amazing job our crews have done for the clients.

One thing you can’t live without:

Thing I can’t live without –  Privacy.  Next question please.

Least favorite garden critter:

Rabbits.  One rabbit in the garden is too many.

Gotta-have-it-garden tool:

Pruners; I use them hundreds of times daily.

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