Fran Sorin

Give A Flower, Get A Smile

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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 In a society that feels more isolated and lost than ever before, we relentlessly continue to stuff ourselves with junk food - materialism. Hoping that buying things will make us happy. They never do. Think about how different our world would be if more of us focused on the stuff that matters. Nature. Connection. Generosity. [...]

Why You Garden

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Why You Garden

"Sometimes we need others to remind us that much of what we desire is, in fact, possible; all we need to do is dig down into our courage, embrace the unknown, and invite our creative minds out to play. It is then that we can access our infinite possibility and grow into the fullest expression [...]

Connecting With Nature

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Connecting with nature is something that most gardeners do naturally - at least while working in our gardens. But how many of us take the time - on a daily basis- to have an interlude with nature in the world outside of our backyards? I know that I can be as guilty as the next [...]

City In A Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design

I've always thought of Chicago as a great American city where urban greening, ecological landscaping, and beauty for beauty's own sake matters. The Lurie Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago's immense park system and green roof program are enough to make any nature lover's heart sing with joy. But when you add the magnificent containers, window boxes, [...]