It has been said that “gardeners dream bigger dreams than emperors.” Carol Cichorski resembles that accusation. She was a garden-addicted novice when they moved to their small house on a half-acre lot 18 years ago. The house has grown and so has the garden. Much has changed since then. Carol is now past-president of the Elk Grove Garden Club, speaks regularly for garden clubs, writes a gardening blog and has been published in Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. She has spoken several times at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and helps to manage their Seminar Series on-site during the show run.