Plants and Proper Relations
Henry L. Bruno
Hank Bruno earned undergraduate degrees in Botany and Anthropology
from Duke University in 1976. Following Peace Corps service in Guatemala
and two years of archeological field work in the southeastern United
States he entered graduate school at Texas A&M University. Working
full-time as a Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, he received his
M.A. in 1988 with research in Ethnobotany. He arrived at Callaway
Gardens in October 1991 where he cares for wildflowers and woody
ornamental plant collections as the Trails Manager.
Long before the public passion started for attracting butterflies,
Julie was drawn into butterfly gardening through her husband Leon's
work. As a forester he was interested in larval host plants and
nectaring plants out in the wild. He marked certain plants to protect
them so that loggers wouldn't destroy developing butterfly populations
by dragging cut logs over critical areas. Julie began featuring
butterfly plants in her home garden to increase the butterflies'
chances to survive.
In 1988, Julie worked with the Garden Club of Georgia to have an
official state butterfly; she selected the eastern tiger swallowtail.
In 1996 Mrs. Lawton Chiles, wife of Governor Lawton Chiles, asked
Julie to choose the Florida state butterfly; she chose the zebra
Julie's garden and expert advice have been featured in Southern
Living magazine and in the Southern Living Landscape Book 2000,
and Southern Living 2000 Garden Annual. She received the "Certificate
of Merit" from the Garden Club of Georgia, the highest award
given to an individual. And she was awarded the "Certificate
for Conservation" by the National Council of State Garden Clubs.
and Growing Pitcher Plants
Gremillion is an Associate Director of Field Operations for the
Georgia Forestry Commission with a degree in Forestry from Louisiana
Tech. He has worked with the US Forest Service and continues to
be involved in identifying endangered plant and animal species with
the Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Gremillion has grown bog
plants and carnivorous plants as a hobby for the last 15 years.
Will Corley spent forty years as a Research and Extension
Horticulturist at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Georgia.
His research focused on low maintenance landscape plants, sustainable
cultural systems, and wildflower establishment and management. Mr.
Corley is a native of South Carolina, and earned a M.S. from Clemson
College. After retiring from the University of Georgia, he has enjoyed
trading the work ethic for a hammock and fishing pole, but continues
to dabble in the promotion of native species to the seed trade.