Schmid, Wolfram George 1930-

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SCHMID, Wolfram George 1930-

(W. George Schmid)

PERSONAL: Born August 5, 1930, in Munich, Germany; son of Wolfram (a model maker) and Maria (a homemaker; maiden name, Zirngibl) Schmid; married Hildegarde Einhauser (a homemaker), August 1, 1953; children: Michael, Henry, Hildegarde, Wilhelmina, Siegfried.

ADDRESSES: Home—4417 Goodfellows Court, Tucker, GA 30084-2701.

CAREER: Practiced architecture and landscape architecture, 1952-64, and forest products engineering and silviculture, 1964-92. North American Plant Protection Council, member; creator of the garden Hosta Hill, 1969.

MEMBER: American Hosta Society (member of national board of directors, beginning 1984; historian, beginning 1989), American Horticultural Society, Hardy Plant Society, Royal Horticultural Society, British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, Netherlands Hosta Society, Gesellschaft der Stauden, Georgia Perennial Plant Association, Georgia Hosta Society (founder, 1984; president, 1984-86, 1994-96; editor, 1984-88 and 1992-93).


The Genus Hosta—Giboshi Zoku, edited by Gilbert S. Daniels, Timber Press (Beaverton, OR), 1991.

(Under name W. George Schmid) An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials, Timber Press (Beaverton, OR), 2002.

Contributor to botany magazines.*