The Biltmore 2015 Rose Trials Winners

Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens

‘Savannah’ by Kordes Rosen ‘Takes Best In Show’, ‘Best Hybrid Tea’  and ‘Most Fragrant’  Rose The Biltmore Rose Trials Ashville, NC Sat., May 30, 2014 The George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials Best in Show “Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany The Pauline Continue Reading

Decoration Day | Garden of Memories

Peony Arrangement at P. Allen Smith's #G2B15

“Mother always took flowers to Daddy and his brother Daniel’s grave, both WWII vets on Memorial Day and we spent time tending the graves and remembering the families that are left with only memories of their loved ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice.” ~ Susan Fox Every Memorial Day Mother Continue Reading

Who Is P. Allen Smith? (List of G2B15 Attendees)

'Black Dog'Shonka Sabe (Black Dog). Chief of the Hunkah division of the Osage tribe

“We lead people by their hearts, not their minds.”                                                                         ~ Gordon Tredgold Who is P. Allen Smith? He’s an award-winning garden expert, author, engaging story-teller and television host that will capture your heart A Winning Team Each year Allen and his formidable team lead by dynamo Mimi San Pedro Continue Reading

Miracle on the Pier

The 'Classic Rose Garden' at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein They said it couldn’t be done. I was almost convinced myself that we weren’t going to have a rose garden at Continue Reading