Happy Thanksgiving 2015

We take a moment to give thanks to our customers. Working with you to solve your garden challenges and dilemmas inspires us and helps us grow. Thank you for making 2015 a memorable year!

As we recover from the biggest snowstorm to hit Chicago in 120 years, we also take a moment to give thanks to trees… of which many sustained damaged this past weekend. We share some precious words, written by Ilan Shamir, that our company founder Tom Klitzkie keeps in his office. May they remind you of the beauty, wisdom and inspiration that nature brings.

Advice from a Tree

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view

–Ilan Shamir