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

Rose Pruning Deja-Vu

Gaga's Garden Floribunda Rose Garden in Illinois

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra Have you ever experienced déjà vu and wondered: was that true déjà vu or have I actually done the exact same thing at the same time last year? My rose pruning, is a ritualistic Rite of Spring. The ‘Rite of Continue Reading

The Rose Gardens of The Chicago Flower & Garden Show

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

“Tony Abruscato always believed we could build a rose garden in March in Chicago and he made it happen.”   ~ Susan Fox Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2015, March 14-22 Garden Design Magazine is filled with beautiful gardens and useful content. It’s one of my favorite print publications. When Gina Continue Reading

The Love Language of Roses

Star Roses 'RadRazz' A KnockOut Kissed with Ice Crystals

“All of us blossom when we feel loved and wither when we do not feel loved.” ― Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages for Singles Roses have a Love Language expressed by their color. This Valentine’s Day let your roses do the talking, Second That Emotion with a rose. Do you know what the Continue Reading