Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Strangest garden center questions

Working in a garden center is one of the most challenging positions within the horticultural field.  You get put on the spot regularly with questions on design, plant health and maintenance and it always encourages you learn more and stay fresh. 

However, you do get days when the weirdest questions get asked:

  • Do you have a ‘Buddy’ Holly?

  • My holly doesn’t produce any berries, is it gay?

  • (My question to a customer) Tell me about the sun exposure? – (Customer replies) Well it’s in sun during the day and starts getting shadier by late evening!

  • What do you mean you don’t take children, you're a nursery!

One of my favorites is a customer who brought back a plant that was dead to our info counter. On questioning they replied that they were told that the shrubs were ready for planting and proceeded to plant them still in the containers.

I guess we need to make a point of saying ‘green side up’ just incase!

Go ahead, press the button


  1. Very cute, Robbie! Maybe you need one of these at home:)

  2. Dawn (Craig's wife)July 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I need one of these on my desk!!