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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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The Green Thumb Collection: Plays for Children, Youth, and Young Adults, edited by Green Thumb Theatre, is a collection of six plays by Canadian playwrights Jamie Norris, Michele Riml, Michael P.
CLEARANCE TASK: Dave Rostance (right) and his team at Green Thumb Lawns who helped to clear the snow at Prenton Park
Bergquist started Green Thumb Garden Center in 1946, when Canoga Park consisted of little more than 100 homes.
New York City's Green Thumb program is an example of a city operating as a support system for gardens run by third parties.
Green Thumb now has 350,000 customers who have their lawns treated four times a year.
Green Thumb maintains and repairs garden lawns and will create 1,000 new jobs in total across the UK over the next three years.
This guide is intended as the novice plant keeper's antidote to black thumb--the deadly opposite of green thumb.
The retrospective "Frank Moore: Green Thumb in a Dark Eden," organized by Sue Scott of the Orlando Museum of Art, where it was on view last summer, travels to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Feb.
Because a stable food supply lies at the very heart of homeland security, let's explore some of the ways in which you, a typical suburbanite with a green thumb, can turn your backyard Sahara into a veritable Garden of Eden.
Anyone new to the world of gardening, whose green thumb may be in need of a little encouragement, should plant mint.
For instance, an 88-year-old construction worker, Walter Burnette of Laurel Fork, Virginia, still works 40 hours a week as a steam shovel operator at a rock quarry, according to Green Thumb, a nonprofit organization providing training and employment opportunities for older workers.
Along with his partner--the late Jose Sanabria, who provided the green thumb half of the business--Alsace-born Platz (a former chef at L'Entrecote restaurant at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas) experimented with flavor combinations and techniques for producing high-quality frozen products in fresh and unusual flavor combinations.
There is gentle instruction throughout the text as we are introduced to the tools she will need to keep her garden healthy as well as the various tasks (weeding, watering) that await any aspiring green thumb.
The youngest and still the smallest of Bay Area dance festivals, Summerfest, now in its fifth year, appears to have developed a green thumb for growing dance.