Quietly yet confidently, John Cullen of Dexter says his goal is to be the nation's best gardener.
"I want to leave a mark on the garden world," he says.
It's an ambitious goal, but events of the last seven months provide encouragement:
-He won a best of show and the daily people's choice awards at the 2007 Philadelphia Flower Show.
-He exhibited at Garden Show Ireland's festival in June.
-He's been invited to represent the United States at the Singapore Garden Festival in 2008.
-And he'll return as a major invited exhibitor at Philadelphia in March...