Jane and Ken Cruickshank have been enthusiastic supporters of my store Detroit Garden Works, since it opened 13 years ago. I went out to her house last week to consult with her about her entry porch-more on the outcome of that later. But when I drove up to the house, I realized that I had designed and installed the landscape for a previous owner; I later determined that the gorgeous Magnolia Soulangiana had been planted some 22 years ago. Jane tells me this makes us family. I am glad there is existing proof of my intent to plant magnolias whenever I can; it is incredibly beautiful right now. But really the best part is that making landscapes has made for a kind of community-of which I am a member; gardens are good for people.