Hildreth Morton of Davidsonville, Maryland, USA personified industry, thrift, intelligence and hard work. While husband Jim was hard at work establishing his legal practice, Hildreth worked their tobacco farm to pay for her first greenhouse. The output of that first greenhouse provided the funds to purchase several more greenhouses. Hildreth initially specialized in herbs, but then fell in love with waterlilies, and added aquatic plants as a specialty to her business.
Most noteworthy, Hildreth was a Founding Member of the IWGS and served the Society in various roles throughout the years. Her annual garden festivals were highly popular and well-attended, and her legacy continues through Bittersweet Hill Nurseries (include link to http://www.bittersweethillnurseries.com/).