Peter Dieckmann Biography: Thanks For Posting This

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Peter Dieckmann Biography

By valleylynn
October 7, 2014

At times there are special people that come into our lives. For me, Peter Dieckmann was one of those very special people and I wish that all of you also could have had the privilege of knowing him.

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Oct 6, 2014 6:37 PM CST
Peter tipped me two acorns back in May for a banner. In honor of his memory I am tipping Lynn for her gracious remembrance and acknowledgement of his work! Rest in peace, Peter: And thanks Lynn for this service.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 6, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Thank you so much Leon for honoring Peter's memory. His team in Germany provided the biography, I did the translation and added links to show the places that were important in his life.

I still have trouble believing he is gone. There are so many of us that miss him. I am so thankful to have had him with us for the time he was here.
He was a true treasure to sempervivum lovers all over the world. Peter was a gifted person in his attention to detail in working with sempervivum. He was also a very carrying person with a heart of gold.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Oct 6, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Lynn, He was one of those individuals whose smile seemed to show his spirit. And that will always live on to those who knew him I'm sure! The pictures you posted seem to reinforce this. As little as I know about sempervivums I know I will learn much more because of you, Peter and all the others at ATP. So much to learn here! And that's good.
I feel rewarded just being a small part of it all. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Oct 6, 2014 7:09 PM CST
Thank you Lynn for posting this and sharing a bit more about who Peter was. He offered so much to our forums and we do miss him. He was one of a kind and was so gracious about sharing information.

We honor his memory.

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 6, 2014 7:12 PM CST
Thanks Lynn, for helping me really remember Peter today. Group hug
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 6, 2014 7:12 PM CST
Thank you Marilyn. He surely is missed by all of us that knew him.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 6, 2014 7:13 PM CST
We cross posted Bev.
I wonder if I can breed a new semp that would be worth of his name?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 6, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Start soon. Life is short and you seem to have so much to do...like cleaning those beds...
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Oct 6, 2014 7:23 PM CST
Thanks Lynn for posting Peter's biography. Peter's presence is missed even by those who came to know him even a little bit. He was a powerhouse of sempervivum information.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 6, 2014 9:29 PM CST
Thank you Connie, he was so special to so many of us.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 6, 2014 9:42 PM CST
Lynn really meant you, Connie. She's been cleaning beds a lot... Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 6, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Yes I did, thank you Bev. To much sun today.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Oct 7, 2014 1:58 AM CST
Thank you for sharing this Lynn. Yes, Peter was a truly special person and we greatly miss him. He contributed so much to the semp forum.
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Oct 7, 2014 6:27 AM CST
@valleylynn Thank you so much for the biography on Peter Dieckmann. Peter tipped me 5 acorns for my first banner back in October of last year. I am following Leon's great idea by tipping 5 acorns in his memory.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 7, 2014 8:58 AM CST
Chris and Jean, it touches my heart to see how Peter touched others lives around the world.

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Zaubergarten
Oct 7, 2014 3:43 PM CST
Hello Lynn!

Thank you for posting Peter's Biography. Thank you to all who have written a friendly comment. Peter was a great friend an wie miss him.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 7, 2014 4:11 PM CST
Hello Trixi. It is very good to see you here, and know how much we loved Peter here at ATP.
I know it was a great loss to your team when Peter passed away.

For all of those that would be interested in seeing the great work Peter and his team have done, here is the link. Google translate works very well on this site.
http://sempervivum-liste.de/

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