On the morning of December 16th, Bob Stewart, great plantsman and co-founder of Arrowhead Alpines, passed after a long and brave battle against cancer. He was 59. Bob will be remembered for his vast knowledge, his boundless passion for the natural world, and for the immense generosity with which he shared these parts of himself. Whether through his epic catalog copy or long phone conversations or personal greenhouse tours, he enriched the lives of those in the horticultural community, as Allen Bush so vividly portrays in his wonderful article, “Bob Stewart’s Never-Ending Nursery.” We will miss Bob’s energy, his wit, his genius, and even his rants.
Arrowhead Alpines will continue to be run by Bob's wife, Brigitta, as the same on-site retail and mail-order nursery that you've come to love. The only difference is that we will no longer publish a paper catalog, which was a herculean task that Bob took on solely each year. We will continue to update the plant listings on the Arrowhead Shopping Cart, and we are taking orders now for 2012 spring shipping.