Picea Pungens Glauca Globosa(globe blue spruce) is what got me started in the persuit of higher knowledge regarding landscaping. I was about nineteen, going to school full-time, and working nearly full time at a local nursery/landscape design firm. The large name for a small bush cracked me up, at first, but also perked my interest into learning the names common/botanical for all the plants. I liked landscaping and the satisfaction I got after completing jobs alot more than the thankless job of crunching numbers.
Through the course of many years I have had the opportunity to see the various trees &lants in different lighting situations within our climate zone, their tolerances with heat, drought, insects, and fungus problems. I dont learn something new everyday regarding plants/hardscaping necessarily, but this business/industry keeps me on-my-toes all the time.