Horticulturist Addie Worth joined the Selby Gardens staff in 2008.
The 33-year-old Riverview High School graduate fell in love with plants when she worked part-time in the Selby greenhouses as a teenager.
“Even though I was taking out the trash and washing pots, it was still the best job I ever had,” Worth says. “You could never learn everything there was to know. I knew every day would be interesting. All the people I worked with were so happy. They actually liked their jobs.”
During last month’s Plant & Garden Festival, Worth, the subject of this week's Backstage Pass feature, helped design a new addition to the gardens with the help of festival goers: a living wall of Tillandsia plants leading into the Welcome Center. The unique archway is dubbed the Tillandsia Tapestry.
For more on Worth's impressive green thumb, turn to the Diversions section in this week's Observer.
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