Gone But Not Forgotten

Total Pages .... 362

Color Pictures.... 301

People ...............   34

Size ............ 6 x 9

 

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    The world of conifer collecting is a relatively small one. The members of this world either know or know of each other. When I first entered this conifer collecting world, it was not so easy to locate other conifer collectors. One had to actively search for another conifer collector. I was lucky in that one of the most active collectors in the country lived just a few minutes from my home. He gave me contact information for several other collectors and they, in turn, led me to additional conifer people. Today with the internet and the American Conifer Society, it is relatively very simple to locate any number of conifer collectors, both local and far away.

    During the 1950's and 1960's there were several people who were widely known for their conifer collections and for the odd conifers that they sold. When I began collecting in 1974, I dealt with some of these same people, who were then in their sixties and seventies. As I came to know them, I soon discovered there were few collectors who showed any interest in pursuing conifer collecting as a business. Some of these friends shared this same concern. Because of their influence and my own obsession with conifers, I decided to pursue a rare conifer business as an avocation, eventually seeing it become well known in many parts of the world. (The need for such a business was apparent. As I hunted for new sources of rare conifers, I had problems finding any at all.) In recent years, new blood has come into the dwarf conifer collecting world, and new sources have appeared for these specialty plants. Demand has increased and a number of retail specialty nurseries have appeared.

    Since I began conifer collecting as one generation was passing and another was assuming their mantle, I thought that some of the newer conifer collecting enthusiasts might enjoy sharing some of my experiences with friends who are no longer with us but who have influenced all who deal with unusual conifers. I have shown most of them in my cover picture. Many of my readers may have met one or more of the people about whom I have written. If so, I hope I can recall some pleasant memories. I have also mentioned many of my friends who are still active in the conifer world throughout this book. They are pictured on the back cover.

    The people I have mentioned here are not the only good plants people who have died, but they were the ones who were very special to me. I treasured each friendship and miss each one in a different way. For readers who knew any of these individuals, I hope I can rekindle some fine memories. For those who have only been acquainted with the individual's name, I have shared some of my experiences with and have given a few insights into these people. Years from now I will enjoy rereading this book and fondly remember all of my friends who can no longer share conifers with me.

 

    The following thumbnails are from the book and tell my story about a real good friend: Joe Reis. Click on each to see it full sized.

 

 

    The Table of Contents and the Plant Index are found below.

 

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Table of Contents

Elemer Barabits ........................................... Page 6

Gordon Bentham......................................... Page 18

Fred Bergman............................................... Page 30

John Bond..................................................... Page 38

Joe Burke....................................................... Page 44

Richard Bush................................................ Page 50

James Cross................................................... Page 54

Tom Dilatush................................................ Page 56

Dennis Dodge.............................................. Page 60

Alfred Fordham .......................................... Page 64

Justin "Chub" Harper................................. Page 76

Dick van Hoey Smith................................. Page 86

Gunter Horstmann..................................... Page 106

Delbert Hupp.............................................. Page 118

Jean Iseli....................................................... Page 122

William Janssen........................................... Page 138

Johann-Dietrich zu Jeddeloh.................... Page 144

Rudi Kluis.................................................... Page 150

Kas Koemans.............................................. Page 154

Karel Maly................................................... Page 160

Alan Mitchell.............................................. Page 164

Alfonso Ossorio ........................................ Page 170

David Patterson......................................... Page 182

Joseph Reis................................................. Page 190

Edward Rezek........................................... Page 198

Don and Hazel Smith.............................. Page 208

Jon Spaan................................................... Page 218

John Swartley............................................. Page 220

John Verkade............................................. Page 224

John Peter "Pete" Vermeulen................. Page 230

Dr. Sidney Waxman....................................... Page 234

Humphrey Welch...................................... Page 242

Edsal Wood................................................ Page 246

Layne Ziegenfuss....................................... Page 252

Appendix A: Boskoop.............................. Page 274

Appendix B:Boskoop Nursery Prop...... Page 294

Appendix C: Cultivars of Fagus sylvatica. Page 298

Index........................................................... Page 358

 

Plant Index for Book

Abies alba 'Mlada Boleslav'
Abies concolor 'Candicans'
Abies concolor 'Horstmann's Igel'
Abies concolor 'Wintergold'
Abies koreana 'Horstmann's Silberlocke'
Abies koreana 'Silberperle'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Delbar Cascade'
Abies lasiocarpa 'Logan Pass'
Abies pinsapo 'Horstmann'
Acer palmatum 'Red Filigree Lace'
Cadrus libani 'Beacon Hill'
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann'
Cedrus atlantica 'Sahara Frost'
Cedrus atlantica 'Sahara Ice'
Cedrus atlantica 'Silberspitz'
Cedrus deodara 'Cream Puff'
Cedrus deodara 'Eisregen'
Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs'
Cedrus deodara 'Klondike'
Cedrus deodara 'Polar Winter'
Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist'
Cedrus deodara 'Snow Sprite'
Cedrus deodara 'White Imp'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Barabits Gold'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Globus'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Globus Silver'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Nova'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Pygmy'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Scarabantia'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Silvania'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Silvania Glauca'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Super Nova'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Treasure'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Triumpf van Barabits'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana  'Wisstles Saguaro'
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Green Star'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Bess'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Breviramea'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'JR'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Meroke'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Reis Dwarf'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Shogun's Gold'
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Split Rock'
Cupressus x leylandii 'Hagerston Grey'
Juniperus communis 'Horstmann'
Juniperus horizontalis 'L.S. Janssen'
Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
Larix eurolepis 'Varied Directions'
Picea abies 'Calvary Upright'
Picea abies 'Cincinnatius'
Picea abies 'Clanbrassiliana'
Picea abies 'Compacta'
Picea abies 'Cranstonii'
Picea abies 'Cripsii'
Picea abies 'Echiniformis'
Picea abies 'Elegantissima'
Picea abies 'Gold Strike'
Picea abies 'Highlandia'
Picea abies 'Hillside Upright'
Picea abies 'Hornibrookii'
Picea abies 'Inversa'
Picea abies 'Kluis'
Picea abies 'Pachyphylla'
Picea abies 'Parviformis'
Picea abies 'Procumbens'
Picea abies 'Pumila'
Picea abies 'Pumila Nigra'
Picea abies 'Reflexa'
Picea abies 'Remontii'
Picea abies 'Rothenhaus'
Picea abies 'Tompa'
Picea abies 'Viminalis'
Picea abies 'Virgata'
Picea abies 'Wagner'
Picea glauca 'Brevifolia'
Picea glauca 'Cecilia'
Picea glauca 'Little Globe'
Picea glauca 'Metzger'
Picea glauca 'Pendula'
Picea glauca 'Wild Acres'
Picea jezoensis 'Aurea'
Picea x mariorika 'Kobold'
Picea omorika 'Elisabeth'
Picea omorika 'Gnom'
Picea omorika 'Gunter'
Picea omorika 'Scarabantia'
Picea orientalis 'Barnes'
Picea orientalis 'Bergman's Gem'
Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb Gold'
Picea pungens 'Bush's Lace'
Picea pungens 'Donna's Rainbow'
Picea pungens 'Edith'
Picea pungens 'Fat Albert'
Picea pungens 'Glauca Pendula'
Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiate'
Picea pungens 'Iseli Foxtail'
Picea pungens 'Jean Iseli'
Picea pungens Kluis'
Picea pungens 'Lutea'
Picea pungens 'Oldenburg'
Picea pungens 'Porcupine'
Picea pungens 'St. Mary'
Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen'
Picea pungens 'Yvette'
Picea rubens 'Pocono'
Picea sitchensis 'Aurea'
Picea sitchensis 'Bentham's Sunlight'
Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'
Picea sitchensis 'Strypemonde'
Picea sitchensis 'Sugar Loaf'
Picea sitchensis 'Tenas'
Pinus banksiana 'Chippewa'
Pinus banksiana 'Manomet'
Pinus banksiana 'Neponset'
Pinus banksiana 'Schoodic'
Pinus contorta 'Frisian Gold'
Pinus contorta 'Spaan's Dwarf'
Pinus densiflora 'Edsal Wood'
Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow'
Pinus densiflora 'Rata'
Pinus densiflora x nigra 'Jane Kluis'
Pinus flexilis 'Pendula'
Pinus mugo 'Big Tuna'
Pinus mugo 'Fructata'
Pinus mugo 'Hvozdany'
Pinus mugo 'Mr. Wood'
Pinus mugo 'Spaan's Dwarf'
Pinus nigra 'Arnold Sentinal'
Pinus nigra 'Aurea'
Pinus nigra 'Mark's Sparkler'
Pinus nigra 'Mollette'
Pinus nigra 'Silfid'
Pinus parviflora 'Al Fordham'
Pinus parviflora 'Ara-kawa'
Pinus parviflora 'Bergman'
Pinus parviflora 'Blue Lou'
Pinus parviflora 'Burke's Bonsai'
Pinus parviflora 'Glauca Nana'
Pinus parviflora 'Ibo-can'
Pinus parviflora 'Ogon-janome'
Pinus parviflora 'Tani-mano-yuki'
Pinus peuce 'Arnold Dwarf'
Pinus reflexa 'Vanderwolf's Pyramid'
Pinus resinosa 'Don Smith'
Pinus resinosa 'Quinobequin'
Pinus resinosa 'Spaan's Fastigiate'
Pinus strobus 'Bennett Clumpleaf'
Pinus strobus 'Bennett Contorted'
Pinus strobus 'Bennett OD'
Pinus strobus 'Bloomer's Dark Globe'
Pinus strobus 'Blue Jay'
Pinus strobus 'Blue Shag'
Pinus strobus 'Coney Island'
Pinus strobus 'Connecticutt Slate'
Pinus strobus 'Golden Candles'
Pinus strobus 'Green Shadow'
Pinus strobus 'Hillside Gem'
Pinus strobus 'Hillside Winter Gold'
Pinus strobus 'Merrimack'
Pinus strobus 'Pacific Sunrise'
Pinus strobus 'Pendula'
Pinus strobus 'Sarah Rachel'
Pinus strobus 'Sea Urchin'
Pinus strobus 'Uconn'
Pinus strobus 'Uncatena'
Pinus sylvestris 'Barrie Bergman'
Pinus sylvestris 'Bonna'
Pinus sylvestris 'Cutty Sark'
Pinus sylvestris 'Fulton Weeper'
Pinus sylvestris 'Hillside Creeper'
Pinus sylvestris 'Kluis Pyramid'
Pinus sylvestris 'Repens'
Pinus sylvestris 'Saxatilis'
Pinus thunbergiana 'Aocha Matsu'
Pinus thunbergiana 'Yatsubusa Watnong'
Pinus uncinata 'Gruene Welle'
Pinus uncinata 'Paradekissen'
Pinus virginiana 'Wates Golden'
Pseudostuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace'
Pseudostuga menziesii 'Hillside Gold'
Pseudostuga menziesii 'Hillside Pride'
Pseudostuga menziesii 'Pendula'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Janssen's Variegated'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Joe Cozy'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Pygmy'
Sciadopitys verticillata 'Sterneschnuppe'
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Barabits Requiem'
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Hazel Smith'
Taxus baccata
Taxus baccata 'Fowle'
Taxus baccata 'Green Column'
Taxus baccata 'Maureen'
Taxus x media 'Beanpole'
Taxus x media 'Bonnie Green Mound'
Taxus x media 'Flushing'
Thuja occidentalis 'Watnong Gold'
Thuja plicata 'Holly Turner'
Thuja plicata 'Sunshine'
Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'
Tsuga canadensis 'Ashfield Weeper'
Tsuga canadensis 'Aurora'
Tsuga canadensis 'Bacon Cristate'
Tsuga canadensis 'Brookline'
Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate'
Tsuga canadensis 'Hebefolia'
Tsuga canadensis 'Jacquelin Verkade'
Tsuga canadensis 'Jan Verkade'
Tsuga canadensis 'Jean Iseli'
Tsuga canadensis 'Kathryn Verkade'
Tsuga canadensis 'Moonfrost'
Tsuga canadensis 'Mount Hood'
Tsuga canadensis 'Verkade Recurved'
Tsuga canadensis 'Vermeulen's Wintergold'
Tsuga canadensis 'Watnong Star'
Tsuga canadensis 'Wood's Gold Leaf'
Tsuga carolina 'Labar Weeping'
Tsuga heterophylla 'Avalanche'
Tsuga mertensiana 'Blue Star'