Tim Wood

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About me

Industry Agriculture
Occupation Plant Hunter
Location Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
Introduction Tim Wood has this really tough job at Spring Meadow - he travels the world looking for new plants for the Proven Winners plant brand. He gets to meet fun people and sample the local food, beer and wine - someone has to do it. He is a fourth generation plantsman that started on his father’s nursery at the age of 8. His on the job training came at Longwood Gardens, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Kingwood Center and Zelenka Nursery. He has bred over 160 patented plants, many of which are grown around the world. He has published articles and photographs in major nursery and gardening magazines, hosted a radio show and published three books; “Tree and Shrub Gardening for Michigan,” “The Best Garden Plants” and “Gardening Month by Month.” You can buy'em Amazon-They're great gifts! Tim has a passion to share his love and knowledge of plants with others – that’s you.
Interests Plants, people, literature, music, food and sharing the good news that every life has purpose and meaning.
Favorite Music Just about anything created by Pete Townshend, Paul Simon, Jack White, Neil Young, Bernie Taupin, David Bowie, Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Richards, Curt Cobain, Aretha and Bobby Dylan.
Favorite Books Hortus Third, the Bible, Dune, War and Peace, To Kill a Mockingbird, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, the Great Gatsby, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina, 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, East of Eden, Short Stories by Franz Kafka, Lord of the Rings, The Hobit, Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, Charlott's Web, Enders Game, All the Pretty Horses. Anything written by Comac McCarthy, Isaac Asimov, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Tolstoy, and Pat Conroy.