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

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

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

Happiness = Managing Expectations

Star Roses 'RadRazz' A KnockOut Kissed with Ice Crystals

This is a glimpse at the simplicity of managing life’s expectations. The family was all sitting around visiting. I said “I’m writing a Thanksgiving post about what I’m thankful for.” Out-of-the-blue, Big Daddy announces, “I’m thankful I haven’t had my first heart attack.” You can imagine he’s a pretty happy Continue Reading

People Make Plants Come Alive at IGC

P. Allen Smith & me holding his beautiful rooster Edwin at #G2B14 in Little Rock, AR

Do plants give life to people or do people give life to plants? It’s the age old chicken or the egg causality dilemma, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” At The Independent Garden Show last week in Chicago, August 19-21, I had reason to ponder this theory. When Continue Reading