Who are these guys?

tsugajunkie z5 SE WIFebruary 7, 2014

Perhaps its because its February, and its cold, and more snow is due, but there are a few hosta named after people and I have often wondered who these people were. I've enjoyed my hosta 'Alvatine Taylor' for many years but have no idea who this person is/was or if indeed it was a real person. Does anyone know? I don't know the originator enough to ask him.

My 'Alvatine Taylor'

And, no, I will not ask who Montana Aureomarginata is.

If, however, you have a name you'd like to know who it is, feel free to ask here.

tj

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bkay2000

Who was Dick Ward?

bk

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 8:22PM
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smithstudios71(5)

info on Dick Ward

Here is a link that might be useful: Dick Ward

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 9:48PM
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Steve Massachusetts Zone 5b

Someone that Eldren Minks knew.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:13PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

So Steve, simply someone the Minks knew? Pal? Painter? Plumber? lol

tj

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:24PM
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bkay2000

There's an 'Alvatine Taylor' day lily, too.

bk

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:24PM
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smithstudios71(5)

There was a Alvatine Taylor Yates mentioned in the attached article

Here is a link that might be useful: News

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:41PM
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bernd ny zone5(5)

tj, you can ask that question. That was Joe Montana with his golden fringed uniform on.
Otherwise, like hosta hybridizer Dick Ward, can be found in the link. Bernd

Here is a link that might be useful: Hostaphiles.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 9:57AM
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