Garden(er) Inspirations

Last week while shopping at Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, Il, I met a lovely gentleman named Art Tanimura. Art is a part-time salesperson at Rich’s because, he explained, “It’s a hike out here in traffic, but I really like the plants and the people I meet.” That’s a plenty fine reason to take a job, right? Art has a two-acre property in Long Grove, and as you can see, he’s done a remarkable job as a gardener. And, yes, he is a really good salesperson (very patient, very knowledgeable) of dwarf conifers, Asian maples, and the other wacky plants sold at Rich’s. By the way, Rich and Susan Eyre have a personal goal of building sixty hospitals in South America. (Don’t you LOVE people who think like that?) Your purchases of hostas and conifers are the backbone of making their dream come true.# PS If you would like to make a collage of your garden, however “modest”, send it here for posting. It can be your 15 minutes of fame!

Tanimura Garden, Long Grove, IL

Tanimura Garden, Long Grove, IL

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One Response to Garden(er) Inspirations

  1. Sandra Anselmo

    Joe and I enjoyed seeing Eric and Kathy R’s beautiful gardenS around their lovely home on Lake Elizabeth in Twin Lakes, WI! They have so many unusual plants and trees—as well as her “collection” of orchids.

    Passing your website on to Jeanne W—who has another beautiful garden and is kind enough to volunteer at the UW EXT. in Kenosha Co. She called this a.m. w/ an answer to my peony problem—gave correct advice and of course is so sweet to talk to. I left a message and got the return call shortly thereafter.

    Love your blog! Sandy

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