Meet Our Grower, Mitchell
Five Questions With Our New Grower, Mitchell
Your plants are in good hands with our new grower, Mitchell. As an avid plant lover and experienced horticulturist, he’s equipped with the passion and knowledge to keep plants thriving. Our goal is to provide happy, healthy plants that will succeed in your garden, and it all starts with Mitchell!
1. When did your love for plants begin?
I started loving plants when I was about 5 years old learning how to garden with my grandparents. I went on to college at Purdue where I fell in love with controlled environment horticulture research.
2. What brought you to work at Great Garden Plants?
I was attracted to Great Garden Plants from the incredibly diverse assortment of plants that are cultivated here! I love having the challenge of learning how so many different plants grow versus having acres of only one kind of plant.
3. Do you think you were born with a green thumb, or is it something you learned along the way?
I definitely was not born with a green thumb. I have learned tremendous amounts about gardening all throughout my life and I still learn new things every day. Anybody can become an expert gardener because all it takes is passion and experience.
4. What is your best piece of advice for gardeners?
Be patient and enjoy the growing process! I know gardening can be frustrating at times but you’ll always learn a tremendous amount each season from what worked and what didn’t. As long as you stay observant, you’ll find out what the weak links were and adapt to have a better season next year!
5. We know it’s hard to choose, but do you have a favorite plant?
If I had to pick a current favorite plant it will have to be Dianthus. It just looks like a beautiful plant that has the most adorable flowers on them. Whenever I walk into the greenhouse they always seem as happy as can be and I want some for my own personal garden!
Stay tuned for more updates from Mitchell and the rest of our team at Great Garden Plants. Have more questions for him? Let us know and we’ll include them in our next interview!