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Friday 23rd of June 2023

Osiria Rose – Where can I buy them? I would like to get two to start with.

I live in East Central Illinois.

Carol Speake

Friday 23rd of June 2023

Most of the companies that have sold Osiria rose in the past no longer do so, since the rose has many issues when trying to grow it. The only place I have seen it advertised lately is from seeds which do not grow true to parent.

Marcia Briggs

Saturday 13th of May 2023

The gardens look beautiful! Is it possible to have a bridal shower there? I'm interested in hosting a bridal shower on June 25, 2023 with 35-40 people.

Thank you for any information you can provide!

Carol Speake

Thursday 25th of May 2023

The gardens are private.


Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Hi Carol, I see you have a blog post on growing herbs indoor. Do you have any recommendations for someone who wants to grow some plants indoors that aren't herbs. I'd like to grow some calendula and maybe helichrysum indoors. I was too late to the party and didn't grow any in the garden. What kind of pot? Will this work indoors if they are in the sunlight? Thank you!

Carol Speake

Sunday 14th of August 2022

I have not grown either indoors so can't give advice on them.

edgar j siptroth jr

Monday 4th of July 2022

a rabbit eat the flower stem off my minuteman hosta will it grow back

Carol Speake

Tuesday 5th of July 2022

Once the stem is gone, it won't grow another flower. The plant may send up another shoot with a new flower though.


Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Hi Carol,

Thanks for the link to a natural killer for Creeping Charlie. However, to be fair, the link that you mentioned from the University of Iowa is actually from Iowa State University and Richard Jauron in the Department of Horticulture.