Dalton Flint, Customer Service
What I do here: I provide detailed product information for our team of sales and service representatives.
When I started at Gardener's Supply: 1999
My gardening style: I enjoy starting seeds under lights because it gets me through the the long, cold, dark months in the northeast.
Vegetables or flowers? Flowers mostly. I grow bells of Ireland, zinnias, pincushion flowers, Asiatic and Oriental lilies, and daylilies. I also like to grow tender bulbs, corms and tubers, such as calla lilies, cannas, elephant ears (colocasia), caladiums, dahlias and hibiscus.
Best gardening tip I ever got: Two, actually.
- Scatter copper pennies on the soil surface before hosta plants emerge in spring. It really helps dissuade the slugs and snails.
- When planting bulbs, corms and tubers, use Diatomaceous Earth to help keep pests away.
What do you like about working at Gardener's Supply? I love learning tips and techniques from fellow employee-owners who are diehard gardeners too. I also enjoy working for a company that gives back as much as it can, when it can. Each year, I get a maximum of eight hours of paid volunteer time.
One of the places I volunteer is Dismas House, where we help people make the transition back to society after being incarcerated. It amazes me how growing food together can break down barriers.
Favorite free-time activities: Tops on the list is themed dinner parties. One year we did a traditional Victorian Christmas dinner that had 12 courses and went all night.
What people probably don’t know about me: I am a writer, working on a play and pitching a show for TV Land. Some friends are writing the pilot with me.