I just found out that we lost your dad back in August. Joe was such an inspiration to me and I loved visiting him in his office. He always asked me what I sold as people thought I worked there. I always carried a clip board of plants to buy for the school gardens and he gave me a discount for helping other customers. He laughed and would always support all my projects and was thrilled that I opened my own Garden Consulting Business after my father passed away. It will be difficult going to the nursery and not having him there in person, but Joe will always be at the Nursery in Spirit. He is reunited in heaven with his wife whom he adored and missed terribly when he lost her. She was very funny and loved buying plants at Target just to make him mad that she went somewhere else to buy a flower when they had so many plants at their own business. Joe was a terrific business man who helped to put Calabasas on the map because movie stars and all garden lovers always travelled to get the best flowers and garden gifts from Sperlings. Next time that I see a butterfly in my garden, I know it will be Joe coming to check on my garden. Thank you for being such a great friend and inspiration Joe!