Summer Letter from Craig

Have you ever seen a more spectacular start to summer? A friend of mine said recently that with all the consistent moisture of this spring, we have entered into a phase of “Jurassic Gardens.” The luxuriant growth of deciduous woody and herbaceous plantings here in our garden amazes us. This week, we are eagerly anticipating something spectacular from the delphiniums in our Blue Border. Lobelia flowers are still tumbling from our planters accompanied by a myriad of summer seasonal beauties. Most exciting to me is our rare display of old and modern climbing and shrub roses. I think June of 2016 will go down in the record books as one of the most beautiful for rose-flower displays…who knows what next year will bring?

In this, our most active season of the year, we’ve begun pruning miles of hedges in the North Shore to tidy up for summer garden events. This includes our own! We’ll be hosting a garden party for Random Acts of Flowers on July 14 and hope you can join us. Details are on our Facebook page.

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This July marks five years since we moved from our original Wilmette location to Lake Forest. We truly feel settled and established now. I am so thankful for the opportunities my company provides me both professionally and personally. None of what we’ve accomplished would be possible without a multi-layered support system of dedicated people that include staff, neighbors, municipal support, friends, and folks like you who continue being interested in our company’s journey.

I sincerely wish you many a summer evening laden with the aromas of roses and gardenias to tickle your nose.

Happy summer! We all deserve it!

Craig Bergmann
RLA, ASLA, Proprietor