Roy Diblik has been growing native plants for 40 years and is renowned worldwide as a perennial plant expert with an impressive landscape design portfolio. His portfolio includes high-profile projects in Chicago, such as Millennium Park, The Migratory Bird Garden at the Shedd Aquarium, and The Louis Sullivan Arch at Chicago’s Art Institute. In addition to his expertise, he is a nationally-known speaker and author of several books on perennial gardens, including “The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden.” Roy also co-owns the Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin, which is a wonderful place to visit.
Roy maintains a YouTube Channel featuring numerous interesting videos that he has created. In one particular video called “Mentors,” Roy discusses the significant role played by Ray Shulenberg, Piet Oudolf, Tom Vanderpoel, Cassian Schmidt, and Gerould Wilhelm in shaping his identity as a plantsman and designer. Their wisdom, artistry, and humanity have made an indelible mark on Roy, and he aspires to share the impact they’ve had on him with others.