Remembering Bud Guillot

Remembering Bud Guillot by Mike Atkinson Bud Guillot has passed away at age 99 in his home in Huntington Beach. He is considered the Grandfather of So Cal Plumerias. Without him, we would not be anywhere near where we are today.  He was the perfect Texas gentleman with wit and charm to boot.  He was also a World War II hero.  He was the father of so many treasured cultivars - Guillot Sunset, California Sally, San Miguel, and so many more. Bud was one of our earliest SCPS members and attended many of our meetings and luaus through the years.  Rest well, Bud, with your precious Viola. ...
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Remembering Greg Silverthorn

Remembering Greg Silverthorn

Remembering Greg Silverthorn by Mike Atkinson Photo provided by Mike Atkinson What a void Greg Silverthorn’s passing leaves in our club. His smile and verve for life could light up the darkest night. His generous, kind spirit touched more people than can be counted. I am blessed to have been one of them.I always suspected that our club leadership strategically placed Greg right inside the entrance to our sales. What better way to put people at ease and bring a smile to their face than seeing his face greet them? His plants and cuttings were always of exquisite quality, but it was his spirit that stayed with those who met him. He was so generous with his extensive knowledge growing plumerias.Greg and MaryAnn married 51 years last March. It wasn’t long until they were visiting Hawaii and bringing sticks back with them to try growing. Then they were offered a 30-year-old plumeria tree in Pacific Beach. Greg and Aaron took 250 cuttings and...
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