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Top 30 Nursery and Greenhouse Interview Questions

Question 1 of 33
What sort of related tools, machines, or equipment do you have experience working with?
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Question 2 of 33
Why are you the best candidate for our nursery / greenhouse?
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"I am knowledgeable about plant propagation with a variety of species, from trees and shrubs to fruits and vegetables. I have two years of experience in my own personal garden, a bachelor's in biology and a year of experience working in a greenhouse. I enjoy working in an environment where I am constantly learning and being challenged. I'm also a people-person and love talking to customers to help them better care for their plants."
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Question 3 of 33
Why do you want a career in botany?
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"I love working outside and with a team of people who are passionate about caring for plants. I have enjoyed practicing with my own garden and I want to learn more by working for your company."
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Question 4 of 33
Have you ever witnessed a plant die and could not place a reason behind it?
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Question 5 of 33
Do you have any education related to the care of plants?
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Question 6 of 33
What do you enjoy most about your current nursery job?
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Question 7 of 33
Do you have any gardening experience?
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Question 8 of 33
Why do you want to work for our nursery / greenhouse?
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Question 9 of 33
In your opinion, what three shrubs should every landscaping job include?
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Question 10 of 33
What sparked your interest in botany?
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Question 11 of 33
Where did you first learn to care for plants?
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Question 12 of 33
What are your favorite plants, and why?
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Question 13 of 33
Tell me about your experience with plant diseases.
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Question 14 of 33
Are you familiar with what we do at this nursery / greenhouse?
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Question 15 of 33
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 16 of 33
What questions do you have for me?
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Question 17 of 33
Do you consider yourself a team player?
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Question 18 of 33
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
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Question 19 of 33
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
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Question 20 of 33
If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company?
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Question 21 of 33
How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
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Question 22 of 33
Are you committed to expanding your gardening and plant knowledge?
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Question 23 of 33
Tell me about your experience with plant propagation.
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Question 24 of 33
How do you feel about using pesticides?
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Question 25 of 33
What is your communication style with customers when it comes to teaching them about plants, and gardening?
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Question 26 of 33
How do you stay organized on the busiest of days?
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Question 27 of 33
Would you consider yourself a team player?
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Question 28 of 33
Which plants do you believe grow well in the shade?
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Question 29 of 33
Tell me a bit more about yourself.
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Question 30 of 33
Tell me about your experience with hybrid plants.
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Question 31 of 33
What challenges do you most anticipate with this position?
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Question 32 of 33
In your own words, how are perennials different from biennials and annuals?
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Question 33 of 33
How do you like to encourage ideas in others?
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User-Submitted Interview Answers

Question 1 of 33
What sort of related tools, machines, or equipment do you have experience working with?
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1.
Lawn mowing pruning repotting weeding.
2.
Very basic yard equipment.
3.
Spades, forks, hoes the normal garden tools.
4.
Movers (ride and push), rakes, shovels, trowels, pruning sheers, hedge trimmers, weed whacher, rototiller, hoe, fork, leaf blower, rakes, pruning saws, sheers, spade, watering cans, sprinklers.
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I've worked with power tools before. I've worked with loppers and shears.
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Shovels, rakes, axes, knives, scissors, clippers, wheelbarrow, picks, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, channel locks, etc.
7.
I have worked in the rental business of heavy equipment, they did rent tillers, aerators, verticuts, and various small equipment. As a part of that job I had to be able to work all of the equipment.
8.
I have used the EMS database manager tool, netbeans, r studio.
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I have training and experience with, backpack sprayer, manual hand sprayer for pesticides, biological control like parasitic wasps, driving front end loaders, hedge trimmer, gas powered pole pruner with chain saw, chain saw, bypass loppers, secateurs, maddock, chisel, cement and trowel, shovels, spade, lawnmowers (walk behind, and zero radius), string trimmer, edger, and I might be forgetting more.
10.
Various floriculture related tools like pruners, trowels, pots, soil, and many others. As well as hand tools like saws, drills, and things like that.
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I do not have much experience with many tools or equipment but I would be willing to take anything to get the training.
12.
Pruning fruit trees, fork lift, pump sprayers, small tractors.
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Hand tools and small power tools.
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I don't really have experience with many tools or machines but again I would love to be able to learn.
15.
Weedwhacker, upright weeder, leaf blower, handsaw, weeding knife, potato fork,
Question 2 of 33
Why are you the best candidate for our nursery / greenhouse?
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1.
I am professional, knowledgeable, and always willing to learn more. I have a passion for the field and will work hard at every aspect of it.
2.
I'm customer focused enjoy learning and have personal gardening experience.
3.
I have enough knowledge, training and experience to not require rigorous supervision and I am very interested in a lifelong career in this field, whether I get that training here or through courses. My ultimate goal is something in landscaping design, possibly botany, with my pie in the sky dream being to plan and design the regreening of the spaces we've trashed in the industrial boom that are now ruins. I'm seeing something of a trend in reclaiming these spaces; someone is going to have to plan and design that, and I see no reason it shouldn't be me.
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I willing to learn anything new. I have experience in factory settings and feel I could fit in well.
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Always on time willing to learn. And help in any area that needs to be helped.
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Because I love people, am dependable, polite and have a creative eye, have a passion for learning about gardening.
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I work hard, I work autonomously although I'm not against asking questions if I don't know the answer, I'm a fast learner and I really enjoy working outside with plants.
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I'm honest, professional and try to give customers the best service possible.
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I have great work ethics.
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I'm solely here for the experience. To be honest I don't need a job yet, if it weren't for this I would be volunteering at an arboruretum down from my street. It's work that I don't mind doing, no matter if its grueling or tedious. So when something needs to be done I'd rarely hesitate, I got that youthful enthusiasm on my side.
11.
I am a fun and loving person. I take my work seriously and take direction when given.
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Because I have good communication skill and have good knowledge of technical as well as I have a leadership quality.
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As an individual, I am loyal and dedicated to the people I care about. I care about plants and their place in the urban environment. I will bring the loyalty and dedication that I show to my loved ones to your business because of my love for plants and this industry. You will be getting a worker who is estatic to be working his dream job. For example, I remember planting trees and shrubs for a client last summer. The job took longer than expected and I ran into a few problems along the way. She sincerely apologised for the inconvenience, but I did not mind. I understand this industry. Even the problems with plants can be enjoyable because this situation was a learning opportunity. My passion for this kind of work is a reward in itself. The paycheque is a bonous.
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I think my experience with working with the public has given me a chance to work with customers on a personal level. Sharing personal experiences and caring.
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I'm hard working, eager to learn, am able to lead if required or step down and follow directions if necessary.
Question 3 of 33
Why do you want a career in botany?
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Because I am good at and you r all ways leaning something new and the injoyment of watching something grow.
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Enjoyment of seeing the plants thrive.
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I'm hardworking enjoy gardening and like to learn.
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Because I love everything about it. Gardening was a hobby of mine; now I don't have a yard but I miss it. I worked in a greenhouse in a seasonal position and it was the best job I've ever had in my life, except for the really low pay.
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It's something I've done in different occasions when I was a kid and now it's something I want to learn more about.
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Love flowers. And gardening I would hope to learn something that might help me.
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Because I feel the more diverse knowledge I gain, the more I can share with others and make it a positive customer service experience.
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I enjoy working outdoors and I enjoy working with my hands. I also like the way plants can solve a host of problems that we have in the world. I want to educate people to how plants can make an impact on their lives.
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Love being outside, helping customers have fun with their gardening.
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I love gardening & working outside.
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Working with plants is want of the most enjoyable cl. I can see myself tending to plants in 70s but I can't see myself continuing a career in journalism or playing the cello. There's the saying that if you do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. I have plenty of side interest I could pursue career wise, but each requires a lifestyle that isn't completely attractive to me.
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My favorite pass time is gardening, and my love of flowers is undeniable. The more information I can have for this would be substantial and being able to share this knowledge would be enlightening.
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I love flowers and herbs, they make me happy.
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I love this industry. I love everything about it. I love the beauty of the appearance and aromas of nature. I also love how art and science are directly related. There are always new cultivars on the market and there are frequent scientific discoveries relating to the growth habits of plants and their function in the urban environment. I consider myself a creative person and this industry forces one to use their creativity when it comes to design, utilizing space in the greenhouse, and propagation.
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Ive always had an interest in gardening. I am looking forward to learning all the secrets to gardening and possibly pursue some more college in this field.
Question 4 of 33
Have you ever witnessed a plant die and could not place a reason behind it?
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Not really. My house plants don't tend to last long because it's too hot/dry in my house and not a lot of light. Anything that's died outside has usually been planting errors or damage from local beasts.
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Yes. When I live in South Korea, I raised several kinds of plants cause my father like to raise them. I watered and care them.
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Yes. I had some columbine perenials that the plant base was shrinking instead of getting bigger. I knew the soil had been a bit dry, I'd treated the Lupins next to it for Aphids and later discovered that the soil next to the roots had grubs.
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Yes we had two Hinoki Cypress trees die a couple of years ago. We couldn't figure out why; they got the right amount of water and sun.
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I have seen plants die but I don't really pay attention to it.
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Countless times. Then I ask someone I know who could give me a reputable answer or I spend time looking into it. Usually it has something to do with the a disease or it's enviroment.
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Ya I have see a christmas tree dying and the behind it was directly in the contact with sun rays.
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Never. There are always several reasons for the death of plants. Some of these reasons include: pests, disease, lack of water or too much water causing root rot, lack of nutrients or too much fertilizer, lack of ariflow in the greenhouse resulting in weak stems and epinasty, lack of sunlight (or too much if it is an understory plant), and much more.
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Yes. I repotted a spider plant in an organic potting mix and all the leaves turned brown and it died.
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Not necessarily, but if I did I would check the soil being used or perform a soil test and compare it to the requirements for the optimal growth of the plant.
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Yes, I have. I was very interested in looking into the reason and trying to find out from someone else to see if they knew.
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Yes but researched online to rule out any factors.
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Yes I know the reason because of temperature issues water issues sunlight and nutritional issues and photosynthesis process cannot takes place without sunlight.
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Yes, I believe it was because I didn't water it enough.
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No, after looking into the possible causes, I can help identify the problem.
Question 5 of 33
Do you have any education related to the care of plants?
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My education is self taught, and I have roughly 6 months experience in an acctual greenhouse.
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Just what I have learned doing my own.
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Hands on experience from greenhouses (over 3 seasons). I am interested taking the master gardener course at the Devonian Gardens or the Organic one in Stony Plain, however these horticulture classes are expensive and I'd need to have saved over $1,000
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None besides personal experience. But I know what it's like to put in the effort. And I'm really excited to learn.
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I don't have any formal education, just hands on experience.
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In this field I have none, but would love to educate myself more on the subject.
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I have good training in python, linux and basics of sql and cloud computing.
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I have a diploma in horticulture from St. Clair College where we did everything from design, hardscape installations, softscape installation, plant propagation, pruning, and all aspects of maintenance. I even created topiaries with eugenias. This has helped me with pruning boxwoods, junipers and arborviates in different shapes. I obtained my chain saw certification, so I know how to properly fall a tree. I have an examination date for my landscape pesticide license. My licenses in industrial vegetation and forestry are soon to follow. I have also been trained on different types of front end loaders.
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I am mostly self taught. Books, research and hands on.
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Several horticulture classes throughout high school, experience through FFA as well as the classes I'm currently taking at the University of Delaware.
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As of right now I am in Landscape Design, this would be my first work in a job of this type though and I would love a job to come back to every summer while at school.
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Homedepot garden department for 4 years. Entrepreneurship degree from csus used in placer county farmers market.
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I am done with my bachelor degree.
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Master Gardeners Certificate.
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Plant education from my mom and my job as a gardening writer.
Question 6 of 33
What do you enjoy most about your current nursery job?
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My current position isn't in a green house, but I like my people and the work isn't bad.
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I like working with my hands, being creative and helping make the world a more beautiful place using plants.
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Enjoy working outdoors, meeting people and offering advice.
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Working with plants and helping people find what they love.
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I love working with people and gaining knowledge for future things.
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Working with plants, outdoors and helping customers make good choices.
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Working with and helping people.
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I love being able to create things and share them with the world. I love hearing the response to my work.
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I enjoy the nature. Whenever I see the greenhouse I think that I also had this type of greenhouse.
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Interacting with new people and being able to help people.
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I enjoy the the task that are demanding at hand. I enjoy full filling the customers orders in a timely manor.-
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I love being surrounded by nature, outdoors.
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Being surrounded by beautiful living things!
Question 7 of 33
Do you have any gardening experience?
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I have worked at a pervious plant nursery but had to leave to go back to school and also gardening is a passion and hobby of mine.
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I have worked in an established nursery and have gained experience with both indoor and outdoor plant.
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I grew up on a farm for several years, and so I have some experience with farm equipment and crops, including wheat and barley, and am comfortable with the seeding and harvesting processes. I have also always been an avid gardener, growing all kinds of fruits and vegetables every year. I also have some experience with plant treatment and identification from my university studies.
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Vegetable growing mainly.
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I have always been interested in planting; my Dad kept a large vegtable garden, and we were expected to work in it. I loved the planting, weeding and watering. I had an absolutely beauteous little flower garden when I had a yard, and there was the seasonal greenhouse position.
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I have taken care of wide range of plants including orchids, clematis, pansies and cactuses.
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I have grew plants from seeds.
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My own garden, and house plants.
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Performaing lawn care and weeking and planting of vegetables, perenial (every year) and annual flowers and grasses in town and on family farm (since I was a child). I have worked in high turn-over plant sales as well as small family owned sites (hands on potting soils, seeding, transplanting, proper watering, pruning)
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All recreational. I grew up helping my dad pick out annuals at the nursery every years and helped him do the landscaping for our backyard. Recently, I've done vegetable and fruit gardening and have an array of houseplants. We used to have many more plants and a greenhouse when we had a yard. Our stock has dwindled some since we moved to an apartment.
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Only gardening for myself and our campground family business.
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Not much. For the past two years I have been assisting my the enviormental science professor at my highschool closely in his greenhouse and garden asside from that I have been experimenting on my own since 6th grade.
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I am new to gardening, but have been around plants my whole life. I do read up on many different kinds of plants and following directions given.
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I have planted many herbal plants like alobera, tusli, amla and many more.
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My plant experience goes back to childhood when I helped my Nonna in her garden in the west end of Windsor. I got serious about agriculture when I helped my girlfriend's Nonno with his large vegetable garden when he was sick with cancer. He came from a family of farmers in Italy and he taught me everything he knew as I did all of the grunt work in his garden. That was when I decided to enroll in the horticulture program at St. Clair College where I did plenty of greenhouse work such as plant propagation (seed, cuttings, and grafting). I have designed flower gardens, vegetable gardens. I grow my own fruits and vegetables every year. I have my own landscape business where I specialise in garden bed design, softscape installation and ornamental maintenance. I like to study plants on my own time. I network with many gardeners on social media, specifically instagram, where we help each other identify plants and give each other gardening tips. I have experience from agriculture, olericulture, horticulture, floriculture, to arboriculture. My new area of interest is permaculture, which is the development of an agricultural ecosystem that is self sustainable.
Question 8 of 33
Why do you want to work for our nursery / greenhouse?
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I enjoy people and plants and love learning about new plant information and sharing with others.
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Like spoke and plants and enjoy learning about plants and sharing knowledge with others.
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This greenhouse seems to have a very positive environment. As well, I love plants and flowers. I feel like no matter how bad a day your having flowers seem to bring some colour and happiness. I think it would be great to work with such amazing people around such beautiful plants.
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I have a passion for plants, and I am impressed with the integrity that your greenhouse has towards the environment.
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To gain more knowledge and experience in my passion.
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I am doing study in horticulture so I need more experience in this fields.
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I want to work in this greenhouse as a way to get more experience and knowledge about plants. I greatly enjoy working with plants, but am well aware that there is endless information that I have yet to learn. This is my way of gaining that knowledge.
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It would be an ideal job for me.
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I am familiar with this facility, and I've heard good things from former employees.
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It will give me the ability to learn the ins and outs of a greenhouse and to get to know a little more about plants.
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Because I'd like to work and meet people in my home community, I understand from the website Home Depot is a good employer to work for, it is within easy driving (walking) distance and I want to save money to go on a vacation (get my own vehicle) and I like getting to know people in my home community.
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The Cincinnati Zoo is what I consider, and what I've heard, to be the premier horticulture department in the area. You work with native plants, exotic plants, tropical plants while also incorporating design elements. It would be an incredible experience and opportunity for me to work here. And I believe it would really give me a genuine feel for the career.
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To watch them grow, and flower and prune back the dead or transplant when needing to upsize pot.
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As I said before this is a dream job for me, to be able to work with what has become my passion would be incredible.
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Because they very much need for the enviroment and our ecosystem.
Question 9 of 33
In your opinion, what three shrubs should every landscaping job include?
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Hydrangeas are my all time favorite. Burning Bush is always an excellent choice to add a year round pop of color, and there should always be some sort of evergreen as they are so versatile; trim around a gate or porch, coverage for unsightly meters and such, privacy, the applications are endless.
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Roses, lavender and clematis Roses because you get to learn quickly how to handle them. Lavender because the smell can't be beaten. Clematis because they look pretty when they've climbed up trellis.
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Juniper bushes (why - low ground coverage and easily shaped), laurel leaf willow (why - bold green, waxy leaf) and blue spruce trees (why - diversity in size with year-round greenery).
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I think boxwoods are great because they're hardy and they can be used in a variety of different ways: hedges, rounded, in pots. I also really enjoy Japanese Maples, though I know they can often be finicky. For some color, I love azaleas. I had never seen them growing up in California. They make springtime here stupendous.
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My favorite would be the snowball bush, the burning bush, and the wisteria, I probably wouldn't advise putting all three next to each other although they do have their place.
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I really love hydrangeas, their flowers are beautiful and are relatively easy to grow. Boxwoods are also popular and great choices, as they're easy to prune and shape to fit the landscape. Junipers are nice as well for filling area or gaps in landscape.
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Emerald gaiety, elegantissima, blue star.
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That really depends on the size of yard, location, water, sun, favorites of customer.
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Box wood, mountain laurel, crepe myrtle.
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Rose bushes are always great.
11.
Rosemary, bamboo and privet.
Question 10 of 33
What sparked your interest in botany?
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My mom used to garden and when I was little she would ask me to help her. When I was little I loved having a particular plant to plant and then watching it grow. As I grew up I loved having the responsibility of feeding it and taking care of it. So I would say around aged 5
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As earlier as I can remember 5.
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Since as young as I can remember but really took off after I starting pursuing it as my own hobby after high school.
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I was an outdoor child from the beginning. I was always outside enjoying what the environment had to offer. I loved how I could ride my horse through orange groves in the winter and beautiful green spring fields in the summer. It was really the landscape that made my experiences so lovely. As I've grown, I've realized that and have been naturally drawn to plants. I can't pinpoint a specific moment; I just know that I've been connected with the natural world from the very beginning.
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My first new home in 1996
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I first started loving plants when my Nonna fed me cucumbers from her garden, and when I pulled root vegetables from the dirt with my grandfather. This love was rekindled when I helped my girlfriend's dying Nonno with his garden. My love for plants expanded into the ornamental sphere when I enrolled at St. Clair College.
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My sophomore year of high school when we first started working in our greenhouse. Seeing how beautiful it all looked and how satisfying it is to watch your flowers bloom and fruits grow made me incredibly interested.
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I first started loving plants when I was very little, living in the country I think exposed me to much more variety of plants then others.
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When I became aware of their ability to adapt in nature.
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I guess I always had a love for plants from a very young age. I've been really connected to nature and taking care of plants is so relaxing to me.
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When I was during my initial school Grades I started loving plants.
Question 11 of 33
Where did you first learn to care for plants?
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I learned it mostly from my mom and grandmother. They taught me how to water them and how to tell if they need water.
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Reading books, online information and from watching my mother.
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Growing up my mother loved gardening and I ndid that with her.
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Garden, hobby, greenhouse.
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Through my nan and her patience.
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My family (including a mother who grew up on the farm), yardwork for myself and others, seasonal jobs, asking questions at greenhouses, using new products and trying new things,
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Mostly trial and error. We have had quite a few casualties in our household, and it's always a sad day. My dad also had an extensive knowledge in backyard plants and taught me quite a bit.
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Various family members, neighbors, nurseries, reading on the Internet.
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My favorite would be the snowball bush, the burning bush, and the wisteria, I probably wouldn't advise putting all three next to each other although they do have their place.
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I learned from my instructors at St. Clair College - Sandy MacDonald, Jay Terryberry, John Lein, Jason Milling, Aaron Dickau (who is now a gardener at the University of Windsor), my girlfriend's Nonno, my Nonna, Liz and Paul Morneau of the Amherstburg rhododendron society, as well as the people with whom I network on Instagram and social media. I also like programs like David Attenborough's The Private Life of Plants.
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Through high school and experience, going back to the work I did in high school and with FFA.
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What I have learned so far has been some from my mom and watching her and helping her with all her plants and also from my program.
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Hands on learning and research for jobs.
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My mother and trial and error.
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Trial and error, my mother, books and the internet.
Question 12 of 33
What are your favorite plants, and why?
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I would say roses or sunflowers. I think both flowers bring a type of light and happiness to a room. Roses I love for their romantic feel and sunflowers I love for their warmth.
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My favourite plants at the moment are succulents. I have taken an interest in them due to my mom giving me a new plant for my room that have been doing some research on.
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Still love the hydrangeas. Hostas are amazing because they grow anywhere and survive anything, I love Asparagus Ferns because they're pretty, Sunflowers because I have an emotional attachment. Wisteria is gorgeous, I love Mimosa trees, long needle pines, cosmos because they grow quickly and do well in vases...I love all the plants.
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Anything blue or unique, like bluebells and bonsai trees.
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Wave Petunias (why - for their selection in patterns, bold colors and new varieties... Black with green edges), sweet peas (seedlings that climb fence to add aroma to the the garden) lilacs (to cut and add to spring in-home flower arrangements), lilys (low maintenance with vivid orange flowers) geraniums (big bulbous flower) and lilacs (
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I really enjoy fruit trees such as nectarine and peach. We have these fruit trees at home that are really old, but not huge. I love how they stay dwarfed and they're trunks get gnarled as they grow. I also really love olive trees. The silvery bark and dual-colored leaves are lovely. I know those don't grow here so well. Most of my favorite plants are West Coast as that's where I grew up.
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Honeysuckle, roses, succulents, plumeria, bird of paradise, mandevilla, geranium.
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My favourite plants are ones that are edible. First, I love Cichorium intybus. It is edible, delicious, medicinal, and has and amazing blue flower. I tell people about it all of the time so that they can see it as more than just a lawn weed, or a weed growing on the grass strip of EC Row. I love Cornus kousa. This dogwood has amazing white flowers in the spring. These flowers turn into ornamental fruit that is also edible. One of my favourite trees is Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky Coffee Tree). I love its bipinnate foliage. I love how it is an evolutionary anachronism. I love how the seeds can be used as a coffee substitute. Endless Summer Hydrangeas! Creeping Phlox, rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurel. White Pine (Ontario's provincial tree), I love the long needles and appears of Pinus leucodermis (Bosian Pine). I love geraniums! They remind me of my Nonna's house. Marigolds are a favourite. Golden Glows were grown by my grandmother in Northern Ontario. I like how you can pinch them to reduce their height in the urban garden. In the a natural landscape, they add a nice flower when combined with perennial grasses.
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I've recently been having a great interest in moss's and other non vascular plants like hornworts and liverworts through school. Some of my favorites are succulents, because they're easy to grow and are very beautiful.
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Some of my favourite plants are; birch trees, lillies, chrysanthemums, and Lantana blooms.
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Hydrangea, peonies and rose.
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I absolutely love succulents and cacti. If I could have a room full of them I would. I also LOVE white roses.
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Cup of Gold, Clematis, Ornamental Grasses.
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Gladiolus, Pansy, Petunia, Freesia, Crocus, Tulip, Zinnia, California Poppy, Sago Palm, Rose,
Question 13 of 33
Tell me about your experience with plant diseases.
User-Submitted Answers
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What is leaves dsease.
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How many top plant dsease.
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Yes, blights on trees, tried cutting off the diseased part.
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No diseases that I've seen, but we have definitely had to deal with bugs. They loved our pepper and tomato plants a few years ago and completely ravaged our red kale.
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Yes, will try soapy water, Sevin dust or spray, or call a nursery.
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Yes. I have experienced cankers on roses. I have seen rhizoctonia on poinsettias. I have seen fusarium root rot on many plants. I noticed this on my Campanula crop that students were overwatering. I have seen basal rot on Lilium longiflorum. I have seen clorosis on rhododendrons, azaleas, and mugo pines from poor soil pH.
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In my experience, we have mostly dealt with pests like aphids and things of the like which involved mechanical removal or the use of pesticides.
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The only thing that I can think of that we had at home was afides on some of our indoor plants.
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Yes with little speckles and holes.
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Yes I have got poison oak and poison ivy, hives from straw.
Question 14 of 33
Are you familiar with what we do at this nursery / greenhouse?
Question 15 of 33
What are your salary expectations?
Question 16 of 33
What questions do you have for me?
Question 17 of 33
Do you consider yourself a team player?
Question 18 of 33
Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
Question 19 of 33
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
Question 20 of 33
If hired here, how long do you believe you would stay at our company?
Question 21 of 33
How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
Question 22 of 33
Are you committed to expanding your gardening and plant knowledge?
Question 23 of 33
Tell me about your experience with plant propagation.
Question 24 of 33
How do you feel about using pesticides?
Question 25 of 33
What is your communication style with customers when it comes to teaching them about plants, and gardening?
Question 26 of 33
How do you stay organized on the busiest of days?
Question 27 of 33
Would you consider yourself a team player?
Question 28 of 33
Which plants do you believe grow well in the shade?
Question 29 of 33
Tell me a bit more about yourself.
Question 30 of 33
Tell me about your experience with hybrid plants.
Question 31 of 33
What challenges do you most anticipate with this position?
Question 32 of 33
In your own words, how are perennials different from biennials and annuals?
Question 33 of 33
How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

About Nursery and Greenhouse

September 2nd, 2017

Ready to care for plants? Working at a nursery or a greenhouse is a great place to learn and practice your gardening skills. Most businesses will provide on the job training, but it certainly helps to know a little bit about plants. Working in a greenhouse or nursery setting will require you to work outside and often in hot or rainy conditions. You will be performing manual labor, planting, harvesting and completing an inventory on a regular basis. Depending on the business, you may also have some interactions with customers, assisting them with purchases and educating them about how to care for their plants.

An interview at a plant nursery will focus on your overall knowledge and expertise in a variety of species of plants. They will also want to know about your experience using tools, machinery and how well you work with others on a team. By refreshing yourself on some of the basic terminologies and practicing with these interview questions, you can walk into your interview with more confidence in the qualities and skills you have to offer. Good luck!

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