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Re: re nursery interview apparel

Thanks Theresa,
Unfortunately, our  Hort Ed lives in anapartment and is planning to move to
a smaller one.  He thinks of our Display Gardens as his garden.  He works
long hours and has a very ill wife so not much free time.  I'm thinking
homemade cookies, for which he has a fondness and possibly a houseplant for
his office, though he already has several.

I have several pairs of gloves - you are right about hands drying out.  I
love wearing foxgloves for potting as they protect my skin but are thin for
better tactile ability.  I also have some nice goatskin and heavier leathers
for heavier work, so I think I'm ready there.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel

> Oh Kitty- Congrats! That is wonderful news.  Regarding the thank you- a
> plant of course!
> Regarding attire-  you will definitely want comfortable shoes that have a
> good nonslip tread.  Sounds like you've got the rest undercontrol- I lived
> in jeans and sweatshirts when I worked in the nursery- oh and a jacket
> it was cold.  Depending on what you are doing, you'll want gloves some of
> the time (having your hands in soil alot can really dry them out).  I'm
> you will be wonderful there!  Count me as jealous of you new adventure!
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:29 AM
> To: Agardenchat
> Subject: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
> I got the call yesterday.  I start working at Arbor Farms some time next
> week.  I'm sure I would not have gotten this job but for the Horticulture
> Educator at our CES.  He went to school with the owners and called them on
> my behalf.  Any ideas on what sort of thank you I should give him?
> New thoughts on apparel:  I start next week - they'll let me know when
> get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.
> has melted and things will be muddy, so I figured I needed some boots.
> Also, I am used to wearing canvas slipons all spring, summer, fall.  These
> won't be the best thing for day-in, day-out on my feet, so I decided to
> some more durable leather tie shoes.  So I went shopping yesterday for a
> sale on footwear.  Also got a pair of cotton twill pants and 2 pair of
> (I didn't have any).
> Today I got a call from a nursery just 5 blocks away (AF is 10 miles)
> responding to an unsolicited resume I had sent.  Oh well, I'm fairly sure
> they wouldn't have paid what I'll get at AF.  I'm not going to get rich at
> AF, but I will be able to pay my bills, though I won't be able to save
> anything.  I'm looking at it as sort of like school or an apprenticeship
> 'paying my dues' to get some hands-on experience in this field.  So, I'm
> still broke, but still in the black - more than I can say for our govt!
> I'm thrilled to embark on a new career.  I only hope I'm up to the task.
> Thanks for the support you all have given me; it is truly appreciated,
> more than you can know.
> Kitty
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