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Job Posting for Office Manager

on Friday, 07 October 2022. Posted in Landscape architect, Landscape contractor

Join our team! Office Manager and Plant Pro

 

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Shooting Star Nursery seeking- Office Manager

Office manager role includes:

-Answering phone and processing requests, payments, orders, delivery requests, etc.

-Making sure file of orders is kept up to date

-Entering bills

-Making tags for new items that come in

-Keeping plant info signs up to date and out on the floor (could be a shared job)

-Cleaning office and maintaining office order

-Potentially keeping up with Instagram account

-Open and close of the office 

Benefits:

-Pay starts at $19 an hour (dependent on experience in offices and with plants) with raises dependent on responsibility taken and experience

-Health and Dental Plan offered after 6 months

-IRA offered after one year

-Paid 80 hours of PTO 

Hours are M-F 8-4 most days or 8-5 some days. Winter hours can be less. Position is open as of October 10th but a new candidate may be able to delay start to mid January.

 

This is a fast paced environment during the busy season of spring and fall.  Some experience with plants is a must. Strong work ethic, punctual nature, patience, team participation and willingness to learn and take on new tasks are required.   Occasionally the office manager may help with customers, tag plants, or water but that would not be their main role.  The nursery has a wide range of duties and sometimes everyone pitches in.  

Our Nursery:

Shooting Star Nursery prides itself on providing exceptional customer service as well as outstanding plants that make sense for our climate. We grow a lot of the plants we sell and have a well rounded staff that feel like family, many for 10 years now. There is a huge knowledge base among our staff, so this is a great place to learn your plants. Plus you get to be inside and out and no day is the same as the other. 

  Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No phone calls, please

Ten Shade Trees for Great Fall Color

on Saturday, 11 September 2021. Posted in Landscape contractor

These Trees Will Brighten Up Your Yard in Fall

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." - Chinese Proverb

This is especially true if you're interested in finding a shade tree that also provides good fall color. The trees here at Shooting Star will be starting to color up soon, so you can wander the nursery to soak up the fall color and make your selections. Here are ten of our favorite "fall color" trees to get you started - arranged in size from small to mid-sized to large. 

 

 Small Trees (under 30'):

Autumn brillianceAutumn Brilliance Serviceberry (20' x 15') - Serviceberries offer three-season interest in the garden: clouds of white flowers in the spring, blue-purple berries in the summer, and bright red leaves in the fall. 

Paperbark Maple (25' x 20') - Delicate-looking compound leaves turn red in the fall, shaggy exfoliating bark provides winter interest. A great maple selection for smaller spaces!

Vanessa Parrotia (28' x 14') - A small, upright tree that turns warm shades of orange and red. Great choice for small yards or as a street tree.

 

Medium-sized Trees (30-40'):

Native Flame Hornbeam (30' x 20') -  This heat-tolerant eastern native turns orange-red to bright red in fall, and the canopy has a nice oval shape.Chinese Pistache

Chinese Pistache (30' x 30') - Chinese Pistache does beautifully in our hot, dry summers and turns a brilliant orange-red in fall. 

Red Rage Tupelo (35' x 20') - Turns a glossy, copper-red - truly stunning. Tupelos are also tolerant of poorly drained soils.

 

Large Trees (40'+):

Autumn Purple Ash (45' x 40') -  Colors can vary each year from a yellow-orange to a deep purple. While the color can be changeable, the effect is always lovely.

Sun Valley Maple (40' x 35') -  A bright red seedless variety of Maple. 

Maple fall colorOctober Glory Maple (40' x 35') - The name says it all! This is the latest variety of maple to color up in fall, and can really help stretch out the fall display in your yard. Foliage ranges from deep red to red-purple.

Autumn Blaze Maple (50' x 40') - If you're in the market for a big, colorful shade tree, this is the one for you! Turns a brilliant shade of orange-red, and the color is fairly long-lasting. As an extra bonus, Autumn Blaze tends to be more drought tolerant than other maples.

 

 

 

 

Job Posting

on Wednesday, 07 April 2021. Posted in Landscape architect, Landscape contractor

Join our team! Grower's Assistant and Retail Sales Help

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Job Description #1 - Grower's Assistant

Shooting Star Nursery is seeking an individual to join our growing and propagation team! The primary task of this position is to plant and grow from start to finish a diverse variety of ornamental grasses, perennials & shrubs that are regionally appropriate for the Rogue Valley.

Other tasks include: watering, fertilizing, plant cut back & grooming, equipment & tool operation, weeding & sanitation, staking, propagation & division of new plants, greenhouse & growing area maintenance, labeling, data recording & pulling/loading & unloading of orders are also needed.

This is a fast paced environment that requires working in all weather conditions.  Experience with plants is preferred. Strong work ethic, punctual, team participation and willingness to learn and take on new tasks are required. Occasional weekend watering is required and applicant must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

Position runs from Feb 22nd to October 22nd: up to 40 hrs. a week during busy season, and tapering down slightly during slow seasons. Potential for a repeating job every year from February to October, and potential for growth into retail sales if knowledgable and interested in expanding hours.

Skills You'll Need:

* Be willing and eager to learn! There's a ton to learn about plants at our 10 acre nursery, with over 2000 different plants and trees we offer. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to expand their plant knowledge

* Be organized and detail-oriented

* Dependable and hard working

* Take initiative and notice details

Our Nursery:

Shooting Star Nursery prides itself on providing exceptional customer service as well as outstanding plants that make sense for our climate. We grow a lot of the plants we sell and have a well-rounded staff that feels like family, many have been here for 10 years now. There is a huge knowledge base among our staff, so this is a great place for you to learn your plants. Plus you get to be outside all day enjoying all that southern Oregon has to offer.

Hourly pay dependent on experience, will include group health plan and IRA plan after one year of employment. Paid time off is 1 hour for 30 hours worked.  

Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No phone calls, please

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Job Description #2 - Retail/Wholesale Sales Assistant

Shooting Star Nursery is seeking an enthusiastic plant person to assist with retail and wholesale customers. The primary task of this position is to assist customers in choosing plants among a diverse variety of ornamental grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are regionally appropriate for the Rogue Valley.

You will assist customers in loading their vehicles, ringing up customers (which requires knowing botanical names)and making sure wholesale orders are loaded correctly. This can be a fast paced environment during the busy season of spring and fall that requires working in all weather conditions.

Experience with plants is a must, and strong consideration given to those with knowledge of botanical names and nursery experience. There are a lot of exciting new things to learn here, but a strong base of plants and how they are organized will be helpful. Strong work ethic, punctual, team participation and willingness to learn and take on new tasks are required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally and pull a cart load of plants.

Position runs from mid Feb to mid November. Up to 40 hrs. a week during busy season (includes Saturdays) at time and a half) possibly tapering down to 20-30 hours a week during slower seasons. Potential for a repeating job every year from February to November and potential for growth into other areas of the nursery to expand hours. There's always something to do at a nursery!

Hourly pay dependent on experience, will include group health plan and IRA plan after one year of employment. Paid time off is 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.

Our Nursery:

Shooting Star Nursery prides itself on providing exceptional customer service as well as outstanding plants that make sense for our climate. We grow a lot of the plants we sell and have a well rounded staff that feel like family, many for 10 years now. There is a huge knowledge base among our staff, so this is a great place to learn your plants. Plus you get to be outside all day enjoying all that southern Oregon has to offer.

  Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No phone calls, please

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Job Description #3- Part Time Watering and Restocking

Shooting Star Nursery is seeking a part-time person to assist with watering plants, help put away and tag plantsand general upkeep of plants.

There's always something to do at a nursery, and we are looking for someone willing to pitch in where needed,. The successful applicant will have good attention to detail, and a positive attitude. This is a great way to learn your plants! 

Hourly pay dependent on experience, starts at $13 an hour.  Paid time off is 1 hour for every 30 hours worked. Part time schedule can most likely be determined based on your availability - could be half days, but summer time watering will be imperitive. May include some weekends. Needed for spring, summer, and early fall.

Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No phone calls, please