H. Edward Reiley
(1928-2008)

Ed Reiley was many things. A husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather. An educator and a USAF fighter pilot. A nurseryman and an author. A gardener since the age of five and a man with a great sense of humor. A member of the American Rhododendron Society and a life member of the Future Farmers of America. A former president of the Rhododendron Society and a recipient of the Society's Gold Medal in 2004. Most of all, a great friend and a heck of a nice guy. He will be sorely missed.

Some of Ed's registered hybrids.

 

'Ed's Red'

 

'Reileyridge Bright Day'

 

'Reileyridge Double Delight'

 

'Reileyridge Low Boy'

 

'Reileyridge Picotee'

 

'Reileyridge Sweet Sue'

'Reileyridge Target'

Photos by Ed Reiley.

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