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Dec 27, 2020 12:38 AM CST
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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It's with sad news that I heard Bob Faulkner passed away this afternoon from Covid.
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Dec 27, 2020 7:13 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
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It was just announced on the email robin. He had been on a ventilator. Very sad to lose such a gentle soul.
This is a photo of Bob with me ( left) and Margo Reed.

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Dec 27, 2020 7:49 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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Very sad , and just on the heels of of 3 others. Sad
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Dec 27, 2020 9:48 AM CST
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Japanese Maples Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Pollen collector Peonies Lilies
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Pam, what do you mean in the heels of 3 others?
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Dec 27, 2020 10:26 AM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Ukraine Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Jeff salter Crying ...doorikian ( I probably butchered that, and Im blank on the other. Blue23rose posted a link on the jeff salter post last month, appears they are not the only ones. I cant get the link to work but I would be very curious to see it.
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Dec 27, 2020 10:47 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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What a shame Crying
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Dec 27, 2020 1:39 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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So very sad. I have several of his wonderful creations including the entire Snow White series. When I was trying to find them I talked to him on the phone and had a lovely conversation. He'll be missed Sad
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Dec 27, 2020 2:06 PM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
Bob was so very kind and a gentle man. I'm really distressed and saddened by this news. He seemed to be just breaking new ground in putting a better plants under the amazing flowers he has been creating for many years. Life is just not fair and Covid is a scourge to humanity!

I hope there is someone to rescue Bob's plants and further his legacy.
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Dec 27, 2020 3:04 PM CST

I didn't know Jeff Salter had passed. I'm new to learning the people involved in daylilies but I admired his work. I hadn't learned Bob Faulkner yet. And I just discovered Margo Reed. I'm sad that the world is losing so many fine individuals all over the world
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Dec 27, 2020 3:15 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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When I first started buying Daylilies, every one of them was purchased from Bob Faulkner.

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Dec 28, 2020 7:27 AM CST

So sad to hear of Bob's passing. AHS has lost about 15 hybridizers this year and they leave an empty spot in our hearts that will be hard to fill. I personally met Bob in a chat room where we chatted every morning with a very large group of Lily Auction sellers who all became friends with most of us meeting in person over the years thanks to garden tours and AHS meetings. One of the advantages of AHS memberships is having a chance to meet all the wonderful people you have met online and form lifelong friendships. Bob touched many lives and will be sorely missed in the daylily community.
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Dec 29, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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My heart is heavy - another soul lost to this pandemic.
My daughter and I had not been there recently but we enjoyed visiting his gardens and taking daylilies... well Bob and I talked daylilies (my daughter enjoyed his pigeons.) I still grow several of his seedlings. Prayers to his family and friends, may they find peace and healing.
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Dec 29, 2020 7:08 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I had been following the updates on FB about Bob. So sadden to hear about his passing. I had heard him speak a couple years ago and purchased his Boiling the Frog. It is a great plant!
I also have one seedling that I got when I visited him years ago. He was a good Christian man and wasn't ashamed to share his faith. RIP my friend.

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