Roses forum→Sad news about Lynnette The old rosarian

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Name: Robin
Vancouver Island (Zone 8a)
Jun 11, 2020 4:27 PM CST
Many of you may remember Lynnette Payne/Callan or the old rosarian from the original gardenweb forums. At one time she grew almost 1000 roses on her acre garden in Comox BC mostly ogrs, ramblers, climbers, austins and Kordes roses. She was generous with sharing her knowledge and plants. I had the pleasure of visiting her beautiful gardens many times over the past 20 years and consider her my rose mentor. She shared budwood with Palatine Roses so you may have the opportunity to grow some of the hard to find plants she grew. She passed away in March of 2020. She will be missed.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Jun 11, 2020 4:41 PM CST


What is the sad news? Is she ill? Did she pass away?
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
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Jun 11, 2020 6:02 PM CST
She past away in Feb. I think.
It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
Name: Robin
Vancouver Island (Zone 8a)
Jun 11, 2020 7:30 PM CST
Yes She passed away in March 2020. I edited my original post to be more clear. S he had been ill for some time. I only just found out, because of covid I was unable to visit her since last fall. She leaves a legacy of love of the beauty of roses. I feel privileged to have known her and benefited from her knowledge and kindness. My humble little garden in Victoria is a testament to her generosity and I have renamed it Lynnette's garden in her honour.
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Tuscany, Italy
Jun 12, 2020 4:15 AM CST
This is sad news. I am grateful to her for helping me on the other forums when I was just a beginner. I remember when I was stressing about pruning New Dawn-in my climate, an enormous thug-and she recommended that I stop anguishing over such stuff,told about just using a pair of shears on a rose like ND,and then going back ,if necessary,and do a little detail clean-up...In other words, she helped me make the move from being a scared, overly finicky beginner to becoming a bold Rose Gardener! Thank you, Lynette. We will miss you.

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