Our associate of the week, Lauren, has been kind enough to write this article for our newsletter.
I started in 2011 when America’s Best Flowers started using biological controls and have since honed the program over the last five seasons. (My associates usually call me the ‘bug lady’.) I monitor insect populations and plant health, and release beneficial insects, which eat or parasitize pest insects. I also help wherever I can, whether it’s watering, grooming plants or helping customers!
I love plants! It’s a joy to be surrounded by the beauty and wonderment of plants everyday. I enjoy learning about, caring for, and seeing plants thrive and bloom. It’s also very rewarding to assist customers with their projects and help spread the joy of gardening.
Favorite plants: Herbs, especially lavender! I really enjoy their unique textures, tastes, and fragrances!
My favorite hobbies are hiking, biking, being in nature, and identifying wildflowers.