Talented Gardener offers more than  years experience in landscaping, groundskeeping and gardening. A hard worker with a great passion for the outdoors, and creative landscapes.
Smith's Greenhouses is the largest greenhouse business in southern Indiana. Karen Smith is the owner and personally trained me as a grower for two years. Prior to this employment I worked in community Gardens in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Kentucky.
Interior/Exterior painting, Faux Finishings and custom murals.
Managed 4 employees. Grower, Gardens, Landscape Appointments, Office Manager, Customer Service Specialist, Plant Care, Delivery, Floral Arrangements, Bobcat Operator. Provided daily care of large, (12) Greenhouse, 6 acre nursery plant & Tree facility. Managed greenhouse sales and landscape contracts and payments using.Installed rock gardens, ponds and irrigation systems in accordance with client specifications. Installed flowerbeds.Planted seeds, bulbs, ground covers and trees.Mixed and sprayed fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides onto grass, shrubs and trees.Arranged shrubs, trees and flowers to create particular landscape effects.Organized and entered field data. Operated motorized vehicles and equipment such as skid-steer/bobcat, tiller, mower.Acted as a liaison between the owner and all outside companies, boards and committees.
Organized Mum Sales and Poinsettia sales annually.
I personally owned 2 greenhouse businesses. One in Pike County, Indiana and the other in Oakland City, Indiana. I grew 10,000 Tomato and Pepper Plants for contract sales as well as wholesale and retail sales. I also owned and operated a seed house and a gift shop.
I worked as a government employee for the USPS. During this employment I worked as the front office manager, a mail clerk, supervised the rural carriers, made online payroll reports, bookkeeping, filing, daily deposit, Upper level administrative Registered Mail Clerk, Sales, Phone, Computer, Reception. Prior to this employment I had a Federal Level FBI background check reported and documented.
Started out as an Art Major and changed to an AS degree in Landscape Management, Greenhouse Management, and Nursery Management. Specializing in Historical Landscape Design
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