In the summer of 2012, Katie Morey joined students from across the country as a Smithsonian Gardens production intern. Working at the greenhouses, located in Suitland, Maryland, gave her the opportunity to gain hands-on horticultural experience.
“I worked with really talented horticulturalists. This summer we started planting poinsettias; I never realized how much work they require,” says Katie. Her work with the Smithsonian Gardens decorates the National Mall in Washington, D.C., this winter.