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green thumb

A proclivity for successfully growing plant life. (Often used with "have.") I've never had a green thumb—everything I try to grow dies! With John's amazing green thumb, our garden always looks amazing!
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green thumb

A knack for making plants grow well, as in Just look at Louise's plants-she really has a green thumb. This term presumably alludes to the stained fingers of an avid gardener. [First half of 1900s]
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This video, and other gardening resources and tools, are available in the Green Thumb Challenge section of GEF's website, http://www.
Last night, Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane said: "I congratulate Green Thumb on their success and strongly welcome the fantastic news that they are bringing more jobs to the area.
The Welsh entrepreneur called his new business Green Thumb.
CLEARANCE TASK: Dave Rostance (right) and his team at Green Thumb Lawns who helped to clear the snow at Prenton Park
Green Thumb has donated plants and flowers to numerous causes in Canoga Park, including the familiar redwood trees to the senior lawn at Canoga Park High School, where Bergquist's children attended.
Established by Green Thumb in 1998, the Prime Time Awards highlight the exceptional contributions and achievements senior workers are making in their communities and places of work.
When it comes to cultivating controversy, Haacke has long had something of a green thumb.
Garland, who now works about 20 hours a week, was honoured by the Green Thumb organisation, which champions older workers.
As part of the Green Thumb Challenge, a free program designed to get kids connected to nature, the grant promotes a gardening project that has a positive impact on the lives of students and their community.
WEST HILLS - Family and friends will remember Anthony Amato's green thumb and his generous spirit as they admire the loquat and fig trees he nurtured from seedlings and gave away for others to plant.
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By doing so, Green Thumb hopes to promote public policies and attitudes that value the experience and skills of older workers and that encourage their continued contribution to society.
Green Thumb President Andrea Wooten affirms that contributions of older workers like Jean Hendrich deserve recognition: "All of our honorees are outstanding role models for a nation whose workforce is rapidly aging and whose businesses are facing a shortage of skilled, reliable employees.