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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Apr 21, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Russ Kinsman just called to say Polly died today.
She had been battling cancer for a few years.
I am posting this on the iris forum because she has many friends here. We lived within an hour of each other and visited several times a year.
I will surely miss her.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
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Muddymitts
Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Ohhhhhh noooooooooooooooo......................I didn't know what was wrong with her, but I guessed that she was battling cancer from some of the comments she made over the last year or so. I am so sad to hear this. That damned disease................ Crying Grumbling Angry Crying
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Apr 21, 2015 5:40 PM CST
So sorry to hear that.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Apr 21, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Thank you, Jo Ann, for letting us know. She had remarked on CUBITS that she was going for another surgery but that was some time ago. I liked knowing she was there. I will miss her posts. CUBITS will never feel the same.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Apr 21, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Unbelievable! It only feels like we all started Cubits a short time ago and then on to ATP, Can't comprehend this sad news.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Apr 21, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Yes, very sad news indeed.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Apr 21, 2015 6:11 PM CST
I'm so sorry to hear this. Sad My heart goes out to her family and friends. Group hug

I never got a chance to get to know her, but I will miss her all the same. May she always rest in peace.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 21, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Damn I hate to hear that Crying !
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 21, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Oh no! I knew she had a series of surgeries and wondered what was up. So sad. We all have lost a good friend in deed. Peace be to her and her family. Group hug
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Apr 21, 2015 6:32 PM CST
So sorry to hear the sad news. Sad Group hug
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Apr 21, 2015 7:55 PM CST
I first chatted with Polly several years ago on the iris forum on DG. After she received some crude comments from another DG member she left as did Betja. I followed them to cubits and then ATP. People who we will never meet personally become friends here because we love the same things, our plants, flowers, gardens etc. I tell my children that if I don't answer my phone some day and they come and find that I have passed while in the garden I will have died happy...... Sad
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 21, 2015 8:47 PM CST
I feel privileged that she considered me a friend.
Crying Crying Crying Crying
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 21, 2015 8:57 PM CST
I didn't know her but I know a lot of you did. My heart breaks for all of you. Group hug to you all and Polly's family.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Apr 21, 2015 9:43 PM CST
She adopted all of us & I didn't realize she was ill. So very sorry & bless her.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 21, 2015 11:10 PM CST
I never had the privilege of knowing Polly but my heart goes out to her family and to all of you who were her friends. Sad
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Apr 22, 2015 2:11 AM CST
Polly was a very quiet -private person. I will post something on CUBITS also.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Apr 22, 2015 3:53 AM CST
Big thanks to the gardener who posted on CUBITS.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Apr 22, 2015 6:09 AM CST
I never knew that she was fighting this battle, but knowing it now explains a lot. She is and always will be Ms. Polly to me, as I've always thought of her with deep respect and gratitude. She taught me much about kindness, in and of itself, with never anything expected in return. She was one of the most truly generous people I've ever come into contact with, though we never met in person. I'm very saddened to hear the news of her passing.

Thanks for letting the rest of us know, Jo Ann.

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This will always be "Ms. Polly's Hellebore" to me. Shared with me a couple of years ago, and blooming for her now.

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 22, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 22, 2015 6:35 AM CST
I, too, received many "gift" plants from her....if she thought I should try something....she just sent it ! A very generous lady Lovey dubby

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