Wordless Wednesday | A Hibiscus In The Rose Garden

Surprise! A hibiscus with the Little Red Barn! The floribunda rose garden in its second full bloom cycle. ‘Anna’s Promise’ by Weeks Roses with rain drops. ‘Watercolors Homerun’ debuting at #Cultivate15 in Ohio this week. ‘Pink Cupcake’ one of Proven Winners Oso Easy Series of roses. I just pruned all Continue Reading

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

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