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Greg Speichert was known for his water gardening expertise. He and his wife Sue previously owned and operated a groundbreaking nursery in Indiana popularizing water garden plants, and together they wrote the Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants (Timber Press).
An avid plant breeder, Greg held a degree in horticulture from Purdue University and introduced over 300 new hardy and tropical marginals and over 100 new native water plants to the water gardening industry. At one point he maintained the largest collection of hardy waterlilies in the United States, with over 300 cultivars represented.
Most recently, Greg was director of Hilltop Garden and Nature Center, a program of Indiana University in Bloomington.
Sadly, Greg passed away in November, 2010, at the age of 48.
Books by Greg Speichert
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants by Greg Speichert and Sue Speichert