Sunday, January 27, 2008

Welcome Lars Larson, Intern

Here's a peek at the training Sam had to give Lars today to work in The Garden Consultant's office. Here Lars learns the ropes of Break Time.

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, both 4 legged and 2 legged.

Welcome aboard to The Garden Consultant, little man.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

3 More Sleeps....

until little Lars comes home! He'll be 8 weeks this coming Sunday and he's been cleared to come home. So, it looks like I'll have to make a new position in The Garden Consultant Customer Service Department. Sam's not looking to retire any time soon so I can't retire him just yet. Maybe Lars can be an intern for a while. :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Probably the biggest day of my career

Here's a little known fact about The Garden Consultant...I'm a raging night owl! I'm getting ready to hit the sack but have to report this news from the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association's Annual Winter Meeting and Conference for 2008.

The first thing wasn't really a surprise as it's been on the discussion table for a while. But they voted me in as this year's Vice President. So....that's very cool. What's doubly cool about being the Veep is I'll become President of the organization in 2009. That's pretty big.

Secondly...for the second year in a row, The Garden Consultant has won first place for Landscape Design in RINLA's 2007 Excellence Awards. Once again, pretty cool accomplishment.

Now the thing that blew me away and I didn't see coming was that RINLA and the New England Nursery Association has named ME....yes ME the Young Nursery Professional of the Year for Rhode Island. I'm still all speechless about that. Wow....I think 2008 is going to be a great year!