Lilies forum: Nan!

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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Feb 2, 2013 8:27 PM CST
On Thursday,we buried my Grandmother,of 84 years of age..Being incapacitated enough to stop her attending to her garden and liliums, for the last 2 years angered her.Finally a fall in the hallway took a toll on her body and 3 months later, the ravages of life, took their victim...Nan had cared for me, since I was 4 years old, until I left at 20 yrs...My relatives knew I grew lilies and asked If I had a bunch to place on the coffin. I could do better than that!!!!!.Only the best liliums I could pick in my yard, would be good enough for 'MY' Grandmother.. A trip to Rod Barwick at Glenbrook Bulb Farm[Rod is a 'legend in his own lunchbox' at floral arrangement].....Here is the result...... I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Thumb of 2013-02-03/gwhizz/ea4194
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Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Feb 2, 2013 8:34 PM CST
Another shotThumb of 2013-02-03/gwhizz/be2a27
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Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Feb 2, 2013 9:08 PM CST
Sorry for your loss. I Bet she Loved those flowers Lovey dubby
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jmorth
Feb 2, 2013 9:56 PM CST
My condolences Anthony. That's a beautiful arrangement.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Feb 2, 2013 10:16 PM CST

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Sorry to hear your sad news Anthony. Sounds like the love of lilies runs in the family.
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Moby
Feb 3, 2013 12:31 AM CST
Very sad to learn of your great loss, Anthony. Your lilies are a lovely gift and remembrance.
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Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Feb 3, 2013 2:40 AM CST
Sorry to hear, Anthony.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
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Roosterlorn
Feb 3, 2013 5:15 AM CST
I'm sorry to hear that Anthony. Falls are so dangerous to those up in age. It's heartbreaking when an avid gardener like Nan is no longer able to do what they love most. And your lily arrangement was most appropiate.
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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sgardener
Feb 3, 2013 6:13 AM CST
My condolences, Anthony.
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Feb 3, 2013 8:50 AM CST
Not many things could make her more happy than those lilies coming from you, Anthony.
That even your relatives recognized this, is very heartening, too.

Sorry for your loss.
Rick
Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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mnorberry
Feb 3, 2013 1:58 PM CST
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, Anthony.

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4susiesjoy
Feb 3, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I'm sorry about your loss Anthony, but from a grandma's point of view you couldn't have given any greater gift while she was still here than to know that you loved what she loved and that you were carrying on her legacy. The beautiful lilies in the arrangement gives testament to that legacy. Sue
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dellac
Feb 4, 2013 5:43 AM CST
The best farewell gift you could give. You're proof of her love.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 4, 2013 9:35 PM CST
My sympathies to you and your family. Your lilies are a beautiful tribute to your grandmother, and you continue to be her living legacy, growing the beautiful lilies that you do. Annette
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 5, 2013 7:18 PM CST
So sorry for your loss, Anthony. Nan was obviously very much loved by her little boy, and I guarantee she took much pride in your following in her lily footsteps. God bless.

Maybe you could register and name one after her? And what other flowers was she fond of?
Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Feb 6, 2013 12:36 PM CST
So sorry for the loss of such an important person in your life. Your wonderful tribute to her should find you comfort because there is nothing she would've liked better.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 6, 2013 10:35 PM CST

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What a beautiful tribute to your Nan, both in your post and with your gorgeous blooms!
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 7, 2013 12:42 PM CST
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your Grandmother must be smiling down on you. Smiling
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 7, 2013 6:50 PM CST

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Very sorry for your loss. But what an imprint she made in your life. She'll always be with you.
Tracey

MAINIAC
Mar 8, 2013 12:54 PM CST
I am tryuly sorry for your loss. Your lilies were gorgeous and what a nice gesture for her.

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