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

Roses In The Summertime

Love Song, A Floribunda Rose in Gagas Garden Summertime 2013

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. The Illinois skies filled with billowy ivory clouds against a crystalline blue rival the big skies of Texas that enthralled Georgia O’Keeffe and me. I cannot remember a more beautiful summer. Temperatures during the day have been a perfect 72 degrees. All things being Continue Reading

Jolene Adams, Rose Champion

Jolene Adams with Past ARS Presidents in San Diego

“Recognition is the Breakfast of Champions”   If this saying is true, then the American Rose Society (ARS) has been fortunate to have had its fair share of Champions!  Now the latest person to assume the difficult and demanding role of Chief Executive Officer and President is Jolene Adams of Continue Reading

Roses Rain Fall

Fall Rose Garden

Fall is a time when the rose garden is in all its glory. An English style formal garden takes on a wild abandon arresting us with an expression of their last hurrah before dormancy. The transitional beauty of autumn deepens the colors and intensifies textures of the garden. The Glory Continue Reading