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Susan Fox

Consulting Rosarian and author, Four Seasons of Roses Monthly Guide to Rose Care

Susan Fox, consulting rosarian, and author is an award winning photographer and event planner that grows, shows, writes about roses and a lifestyle of gardening and family. Founder of Gaga’s Garden®, and author of Four Seasons of Roses 2014 Monthly Guide to Rose Care (Garden Legends, 2013), Susan was recently awarded the American Rose Society’s (ARS) Presidential Citation “for Promoting the Rose and Rose Education Via Social Media.” She just returned from telling the #ARStory for Arkansas State Tourism to promote the State-of-Arkansas, and attending P. Allen Smith’s Garden-To-Blog exclusive event for garden writers. Fox’s most recent accomplishment is a year-long effort facilitating collaborations between growers and others that were key in making this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden show’s rose gardens a reality. The rose gardens at The Chicago Flower & Garden Show are the first in over a decade. As a representative for Hometalk, the world’s largest home and garden social network, she recently appeared on NBC-TV “Show Me St. Louis,” the “WGN Morning Show” in Chicago, and CBS, Champaign, IL. She has also served as a judge at the Biltmore International Rose Trials in Ashville, NC. Susan is placed #1 in the world for the category of roses by Klout, the authority on social media rating system.


GARDEN 101: Garden Royalty

The Secret to Landscaping With Roses

Roses, Bearded Iris and Peony have graced gardens for more than a century. Today they are deservedly popular, with more varieties than ever before, many suitable for NW gardens. These Beauty Queens need not be intimidating! Join three nationally acclaimed experts, as they share the secrets to getting the most from of these plants. Rosarian Susan Fox, horticulturist Kelly D. Norris and Peony expert Kathleen Gagan will inspire your love affair with these magnificent plants.

Wednesday, Feb 17 at 2:15 pm / Rainier Room

Miniature Roses: Hot New Color Spots

Miniature Roses are the perfect flower choice when you want to create an ever-changing splash of color. From bud to a fully open rose, minis and multifloras lure you back to your garden each morning. These are winter hardy, easy-to-grow perennials that can make a color spot so rich and intriguing you will be lured back to your garden just to see the bloom cycles And some miniatures can be grown both indoors and outdoors.

Thursday, Feb 18 at 6:45 pm / Hood Room