A Garden Is A Place For Kids & Seeds To Bloom

Sakata Seed Company's Alecia Troy

“The Seedkeepers Company aka Kerrie Rosenthal & Carol Niec and my daughter-in-law, a blessing to this family, are the reason I started growing lettuce and all sorts of edibles again.” ~ Susan Fox

Rainbow Colors of Love

Erik my beautiful boy with Downs Syndrome and 'Europeana' in the garden

“The ‘I Love You More Than List’ of a four year old that will melt your heart into ice cream puddles.” ~ Susan Fox

Heritage Garden Viola Pyramids, Guest Post by Tom Soulsby, Senior Horticulturist Chicago Botanic Garden

Finished-Pansy-Pyramids by Tom Soulsbey

  The Chicago Botanic Garden is a treasure along the the north shore of Lake Michigan. For my visit to talk with Senior Horticulturist, Tom Soulsby about the Krasberg Rose Garden the weather was a perfect 72 degrees and the sun had taken on the quality that you see only Continue Reading

The Birds And The Bees

Bee on 4th of July Climbing Rose Bush

“Let me tell ya ‘bout the birds and the bees And the flowers and the trees And the moon up above And a thing called ‘Love” Remember the song The Birds & The Bees?  “It was released on Era Records and sung by Jewel Akens in 1964 for whom Akens Continue Reading

My Favorite Things, Raindrops on Roses

Whiskers on Kittens

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the Continue Reading