Garden of Memories forum: Polly Kinsman (PollyK)

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 20, 2016 10:47 AM CST
Tomorrow marks one year since Polly Kinsman died. I am constructing a bed in my front yard in memory of Polly, and of Vi Polmanteer. Will be using some plants already here, but I also went through Polly’s (and Vi’s) profile for her comments, favorites—any information I could find to guide the choices. I contacted several of our members, all of whom have been gracious in sharing their memories, and generous in offering plants that had particular meaning to Polly, or to her or his relationship with Polly.


Below is how the bed is structured to this point. Gradually moving border materials in place, and moving in-place Iris out. Once all the plants are out, I will finish the border, then fill with landscaper mix and such. Let it settle? marinate? mellow? before planting anything. Big Grin

From February // From today
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The volunteered plants include the following. Only listing on this thread the ones specifically for Polly. I have a separate list for Vi, and also a list that includes plants representing both women. Some may not survive a Texas summer, but I will do my best to tend them well. I know Polly had a deep love for Siberians; I have not tried growing one, and am hoping that this one will be the first of several…or many, depending on how successful I may be and/or how hard the ‘virus’ bites. Smiling

Forget-me-not (not sure of the specific plant)

Geranium Biokovo / Geranium Karmina


Phlox Minnie Pearl / Siberian White Amber



I already have Double Daffodil Tahiti, which was on one of Polly’s order lists in her blog, and a yellow no ID Spuria.
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Ordered these Iris:
Bearded Who’s a Toff – Polly commented, “That is a beautiful grapey looking one. I'll be looking for that. It's my favorite color in irises.“


Spuria Highline Amethyst – She commented on Highline Coral, “I like all those Highline ones. Very pretty!” I am getting the Amethyst because that colorway fits better.
http://comancheacresiris.com/inc/sdetail/324

I liked the name and the colorway...and I had a gift certificate for Stout. Hilarious!
Spuria Out of Dreams
http://www.stoutgardens.com/products/iris-out-of-dreams


While practicality may rule out some suggestions, I would love to have additional ideas from folks who knew and were fond of Polly. And I know there are MANY of us, here. Lovey dubby



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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 20, 2016 10:50 AM CST
What a wonderful tribute Debra - this will be beautiful Lovey dubby
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Apr 20, 2016 10:59 AM CST
Group hug Debra.
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UndertheSun
Apr 20, 2016 11:09 AM CST
You have a warm and beautiful heart Deb. Group hug
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Apr 20, 2016 11:22 AM CST
It's a wonderful thing you are doing in memory of plant loving friends. I hope that all of your choices survive in your climate.
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Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Apr 20, 2016 12:25 PM CST
How quickly time passes. What a wonderful tribute to those who helped make us what we are today!

I wonder if we shouldn't add a memorial /remembrance thread for all gardeners who pass our way.

PS I think you garden space will fill in very quickly! Good luck with all your selections.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 20, 2016 2:08 PM CST
Thank you, everyone. Smiling

I am looking forward to more suggestions as to what to include. Lovey dubby
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 20, 2016 2:16 PM CST
You might try Miracid mixed in the soil for Siberians. They like acidic soil. ours is 6.5 which seems to work.
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 20, 2016 2:33 PM CST
Thank you, Lucy, I will do that. Smiling
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Apr 20, 2016 3:40 PM CST
She loved grasses too; beautiful grasses, and for a long time she sold them online as well.
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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 20, 2016 3:47 PM CST
I have a variegated Liriope I am planning to put in there, so that fits fairly well. Thank you. Smiling
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Name: Susan Coker
Bartlesville, Oklahoma,zone 6a
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9kittymom
Apr 20, 2016 11:23 PM CST
Thank you Debra. That is such a wonderful thing to do. Missing Polly especially this time of year. still very sad. Group hug
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jmorth
Apr 20, 2016 11:34 PM CST
I think she was the one that initially brought me over to ATP (from Cubits) to post pictures of my Gloriosas. Her passing hurt us all. I got my first different kind of iris from her.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 20, 2016 11:36 PM CST
A lovely remembrance. Thanks for sharing.
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jmorth
Apr 20, 2016 11:48 PM CST
This iris which is the first pictured iris in the general iris database came from her.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Apr 21, 2016 3:08 AM CST
Some of Polly's plants still grace my garden still bringing memories every time they bloom.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 21, 2016 5:24 AM CST
I have dwarf iris 'Pink Frosting' from Polly. It was the only pink that she grew which I didn't already grow.
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 21, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Thank you, everyone. Smiling


Jack, what type Iris is that? I'm still new and learning recognition. Sticking tongue out


Lucy, I will add Pink Frosting to the bed, thank you. Lovey dubby
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Apr 21, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Debra, the tag was lost early on and my map just says Iris, consequently, I don't know.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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 21, 2016 9:40 AM CST
Okay, thank you. Smiling
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