January 2, 2020

Ask a plantsperson most anywhere in the country whether boxwoods could survive an hour’s drive from Lake Superior and more than likely the answer will be a definitive “No”. To most folks, boxwoods are associated with the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions, with the...

March 27, 2019

It's funny what direction life can take you. Sometimes it's the most seemingly innocuous things which end up having a major transformative effect. In my case ferns, of all things, were the catalyst. They changed both my professional path and the choice of where I would...

January 28, 2019

Ferns have held a particular fascination from me ever since I was a kid. A friend of the family was a lady who worked for the Field Museum in Chicago. On many weekends we would join her family on a fossil collecting adventure to the strip mines in northern Illinois whe...

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