Susan Fox to Wow Visitors with Jackson & Perkins Roses for Every Garden

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Chicago Flower & Garden Show ~ Navy Pier, March 14-18, 2018

"Ms. Fox is a wonderful representative of the Jackson & Perkins brand, and we look forward to our continued partnership with her," Wes Harvell, Brand Manager, Jackson and Perkins

Susan Fox, of Gaga’s Garden, Central, Illinois will dazzle visitors on how to choose the perfect Jackson & Perkins rose based on their lifestyle when she attends the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 17th at Navy Pier.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is an annual harbinger of spring in the Midwest after a long winter. The 2018 show theme, “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell”, interprets the unique role flowers, plants, and gardens play in the stories of our lives.

A new chapter of this legacy event begins with re-designing the show’s traditional nine-day run to five days. The show will run Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, with extended daily hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is one of the country’s top three consumer garden shows and one of its oldest, with roots that date back to 1847 as the Chicago Fruit and Flower Show. It was also one of the first consumer shows ever held at Navy Pier.

Ms. Fox will show visitors how easy to grow roses can be. These darlings of the garden respond quite nicely to a little TLC. She’ll explore this topic with attendees in an interactive and highly visually intense presentation and further discuss what visitors want to achieve in their garden with roses. Today there are so many types of roses to choose from that suit any lifestyle. Ms. Fox plans to explore the exciting, easy care Jackson & Perkins varieties of roses suitable for busy lives that include environmentally friendly and minimal care plants. Remarkably, many gardeners perceive roses as difficult to grow and are hesitant about adding roses to their garden landscapes, Ms. Fox will dispel that myth via education.

Fox claims that a large percentage of gardeners that seek her advice tell her that they want to add roses to their landscape but are hesitant due to either a lack of knowledge about caring for roses or a perception that roses can be ‘persnickety’. Her presentation is about education and matching the right plant to the person’s lifestyle and goals for their garden. She states that today there are roses to choose from that fit any personal style. She plans to explore the methods and easy steps that produce quick and lasting results with these wonders of the garden world.

“People say that roses are their favorite flower and they want them in their garden. Roses have been growing in the wild long before they had to be ‘pampered by people’ so come to the show and let Susan Fox educate you in what’s new in the world of minimal care roses that you can add to your landscape,” says Chicago Flower & Garden Show Director Tony Abruscato.

Brand Manager of Jackson & Perkins Wes Harvell goes on to say “Jackson & Perkins is excited to announce that Susan Fox of Gaga's Garden will attend the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in March of 2018. Ms. Fox is a consulting rosarian, award-winning photographer, event planner, and a Biltmore Rose Trials judge with gardening in her blood. We are honored to have her as a representative of our brand. As we approach our 150th year in business, Jackson & Perkins is thrilled to maintain its presence as a trusted source for gardeners across America. Ms. Fox is a wonderful representative of the Jackson & Perkins brand, and we look forward to our continued partnership with her."

“FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell” will present volumes of practical and pretty ideas, highlighting the season’s styles, colors, and textures through more than 20 display gardens and more than two dozen points of gardening interests. There’s something for every person and lifestyle; from balconies, patios and small-space designs to creative vegetable and herb gardens, inspiring water features, and glamorous perennial beds.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is open to the public from March 14-18, 2018. Evening in Bloom, a show preview that will benefit show partner Bernie’s Book Bank and the new Get Growing Foundation, is from 6:00-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Save some "green" by purchasing group and individual day and evening tickets online at

For more information about Susan Fox of Gaga’s Garden and Jackson & Perkins and their participation in this show and past shows, visit for the very latest updates and unique extras, like Jackson & Perkins on Facebook and tweet with us on Twitter @chicagoflower & @JacksonPerkins throughout the show #ChicagoFlower #JacksonPerkins. Be sure to follow all the show highlights as with Jackson & Perkins as Susan Fox takes you along an exciting Flowertale.

Susan Fox, is a consulting rosarian that speaks, grows, photographs, and shows roses. Company founder of Gaga’s Garden®, she was awarded the American Rose Society's (ARS) Presidential Citation "for Promoting the Rose and Rose Education Via Social Media." At her heart is a commitment to generating educational, entertaining content that profiles specific products, personalities, places and events that engage the larger audience through targeted social media campaigns. This and other acknowledgments in the gardening community has firmly established Susan as one of the most highly regarded rosarians and gardeners in the industry with a special talent for promoting garden related products, people or events via social media and content marketing. The Website at features a sample of Gaga's Garden® content and story telling graphics that keep readers coming back for more!

Flower Show Productions, Inc. is the production company for the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show and for grand-scale public events that celebrate sustainable living and eco-friendly lifestyles. The company provides year-round messaging, education and information about the benefits of earth-friendly choices to yards, neighborhoods, communities and the planet. The 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show runs March 14-18, 2018. The “Evening in Bloom” shows preview benefitting area charity organizations is Tuesday, March 13, 2018. For year-round inspiration and great ideas, please visit, and find the show on Facebook at and Twitter @Chicago Flower.

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