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Panayoti Kelaidis
Bobby J. Ward
Tony Avent
Cathy and Bill King
Karen Walker

Extraordinary Drive, Inventiveness, and Achievement

Panayoti Kelaidis

A sizeable tome could be filled with the stories of English horticulturists and botanists who found their way to the West to follow their bliss and make their livelihoods. In Colorado, Darwin Andrews came to the Rockies to cure his tuberculosis and started Rockmount Nursery in Boulder, which sold plants and seeds to Reginald Farrer. His career paralleled that of Kathleen Marriage, an Englishwoman who settled in Colorado Springs, founded Upton Gardens and wrote articles for the Alpine Garden Society‚Äôs Journal. These two nurseries were the premier nurseries in Colorado at their time.