Warren C. Wilson graduated from Cornell University in 1938 where he worked as an assistant in the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture. In 1940 Wilson married Genevieve Swiderski and the couple settled in Portland, Oregon. At that time, Wilson worked as a propagator in the William Borsch and Sons Nursery. Wilson owned the Saxton and Wilson Nursery (successor of Borsch and Sons) in Maplewood, Oregon, from the 1940s to 1990s. Saxton and Wilson specialized in alpines (plants that grow primarily above tree line) and rock garden perennials.
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