Teddy Q has the greenest of green thumbs. His mother sent him west with a cutting from her apple tree, the one in their garden that always grew the sweetest apples, and when it somehow survived the journey he planted it on the land he’d claimed as his own.
From that cutting, he now has a small orchard of twenty trees, although the original tree still provides the best fruit.
Others in Rose Creek sometimes hire him to plant their seeds, because anything Teddy touches turns to figurative gold.
Some people just call it his green thumb. Teddy is certain it’s the elemental in him, inherited from his mother just like his apple tree.