In Memoriam: Greg Soles

Chris Beytes

Greg Soles of Darwin Perennials passed away unexpectedly on May 12. He was 65. A long-time horticulturist, Greg held many positions within the industry, most recently with Darwin, where he served as a Product Representative. He also spent time with Yoder Brothers and Conard Pyle/Star Roses, and before that he owned a nursery business with his wife, Rose.

John Friel, long time GrowerTalks/Green Profit columnist and Marketing Manager for Emerald Coast Growers, says everyone at Emerald Coast was shocked to hear the news.

“A good guy. He’s been our liaison with Star Roses & Plants and was due to visit us tomorrow with new varieties for our trial garden.” GT