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Inside one of the many greenhouses at Log House Plants, which offers more than 2,500 varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs each year, including 300 new introductions for 2019. Photo: Shawn Linehan

Inspired by their 1929-era log home, Alice and Greg commissioned Log House Plants' Arts & Crafts-style logo.
Listening to Alice Doyle recount the origin stories of Log House Plants' most popular introductions, educational campaigns, and innovative collections is a great way to trace the last forty years of horticulture in the West. Her fingerprint is all over each cycle of popularity—from cottage borders to pollinator habitats; from winter gardening and flavor-packed edibles to the Mighty ‘Mato grafted tomato.
As one-half of Log House Plants, which she co-founded with partner Greg Lee in 1976, Alice is a true botanical force, propelled by an inner drive to find new plants and share them with the rest of us. She is innately curious about the plant world, and by world, I mean that Alice takes research to the extreme and al...


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