Perennials forum: Sad news.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 22, 2015 3:57 AM CST
Russ Kinsman called last night to tell me PollyK had died. She had been battling cancer for two years.
I will miss our spring meets to dig iris and exchange plants.
She was a very private person and generous with her plant overflow.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Apr 22, 2015 6:09 AM CST
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of PollyK. May she rest in peace.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Apr 30, 2015 7:47 AM CST
I too share the same sentiments.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Apr 30, 2015 1:43 PM CST

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So sorry to hear this, my thoughts are also with her family and friends.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
May 1, 2015 5:35 AM CST
My heart goes out to her family, how sad. Cancer sucks.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 3, 2015 7:04 AM CST
While taking pictures yesterday I remembered Polly's love of Myosotis. It occurred to me I was photographing "forget me nots" , which brought me to tears again...
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 3, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Wow Neal, I thought I was the only one who still teared up over Polly
There are times when in my garden I see a plant that I want to tell her about, usually its one we took a chance on and she would ask my about the progress. I realize those conversations are over. It just tares me up.
I talked with her often until the last three months, she never gave me a clue she was THAT sick.
Thats Polly tho, she disguised herself.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 3, 2015 8:54 AM CST
JoAnn, her passing has hit me really hard. I'm astounded at the grief I've felt losing a friend I never met face to face.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 3, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Same here except we did hang out once or twice a year.
We used to go to Borglums Iris Farm and dig iris until she had a back surgery and I ran out of room for more iris.
It was so terrific building my garden with her plant choices.
I used to have "Lunch and Lilies the second week in July, it was a small garden tour with DebbiK and another gardener Brenda Fox, Just the four of us.
Here is Brendas gardens, she has two teenagers and doesnt make albums anymore but has garden tours for local groups.
https://plus.google.com/photos/108274884195904363782/albums?...
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 3, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Those sound like wonderful times, and Brenda's garden is so beautiful.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
May 6, 2015 7:51 PM CST
So sorry for the loss of your friend, Jo Ann.
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A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
May 8, 2015 2:19 AM CST
Sorry to hear about Polly. She will be missed by many.

JoAnn, Brenda's garden is one of my all times favorites. Color echos everywhere. Pretty much my dream garden excpet it would be too big for me to take care of.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 8, 2015 2:24 AM CST
Susan, She is a high energy woman. Teenagers keep her from making albums but she had 6 garden tours last year.

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