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Apr 21, 2015 5:28 PM CST
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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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
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.
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Apr 21, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
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
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 21, 2015 5:40 PM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
So sorry to hear that.
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Apr 21, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Apr 21, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Unbelievable! It only feels like we all started Cubits a short time ago and then on to ATP, Can't comprehend this sad news.
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Apr 21, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Yes, very sad news indeed.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Apr 21, 2015 6:11 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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.
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Apr 21, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Damn I hate to hear that Crying !
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Apr 21, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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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Apr 21, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
So sorry to hear the sad news. Sad Group hug
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Apr 21, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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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Apr 21, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I feel privileged that she considered me a friend.
Crying Crying Crying Crying
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 21, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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.
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Apr 21, 2015 9:43 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
She adopted all of us & I didn't realize she was ill. So very sorry & bless her.
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Apr 21, 2015 11:10 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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
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Apr 22, 2015 2:11 AM CST
Thread OP
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
Polly was a very quiet -private person. I will post something on CUBITS also.
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Apr 22, 2015 3:53 AM CST
Thread OP
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
Big thanks to the gardener who posted on CUBITS.
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Apr 22, 2015 6:09 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b, and F (Zone 9b)
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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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Apr 22, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 22, 2015 6:35 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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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