A Hungarian immigrant, she came to America not speaking English. She raised eight children over ten years and single-handedly supported her family after being widowed. She was one of the strongest women I know.
I am graced with the good fortune of amazing women as role models in my family. Over the years I have encountered many women – in particular those in the green industry – who have been both inspirational and supportive.
My ‘Nursery Insight’ column in the May issue of American Nurseryman magazine features my take on ‘Chicks in Hort’. I proudly call them my mentors and more importantly friends. With Mother’s Day this month, I thought it was no better time to share with you some ‘girl power’ and acknowledge just a few of those ladies making our world a little greener!
Crataegus crusgalli inermis ‘Cruzam’
Just like women in general, May’s birth month flower, the Hawthorn is one tough cookie. Today they are classified as durable street trees in the landscape. At UpShoot, we like Crusader® Hawthorn
since it is a thornless variety of this ancient and revered tree.