Dogwood and holly hybridizer Elwin Orton honoured

The International Plant Propagators’ Society Eastern Region Foundation announced the formation of a named endowment fund to honour 43-year IPPS member Dr. Elwin Orton, reports trade magazine American Nurseryman. The planned $15,000 honorary fund serves as a tribute to Orton’s career as a pioneer, inventor, educator, researcher and plantsman. American Nurseryman quotes: “Through that time, Dr. Orton has not only hybridized dogwoods, hollies and the like, he also has helped to launch many a horticulture career and embodied the IPPS Seek and Share motto.”