All Things Gardening forum: Passing of Michelle Avent

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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Feb 13, 2012 7:02 PM CST
I'm not sure how many of you know about Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, NC
I received an email notice this morning that Michelle Avent passed away after a 4 year battle with cancer.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Feb 13, 2012 7:47 PM CST Admin

We often talk about how ATP is a family, but we're all part of a much larger family of gardeners. We all mourn with the Plant Delights family. Michelle will be missed, but her memory lives.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Feb 13, 2012 8:03 PM CST
I was just reading a old Horticulture magazine artical about this couple and their company Plant Delights. So Sad! Correct me if I'm wrong but they are the ones who created the endless summer hydrangea.
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Name: Gone Tropical
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Feb 13, 2012 8:03 PM CST
I am sorry she is gone. I met her at one of the open houses, she was so cheerful and happy and helpful. Way too young to die :*(
One who plants a garden, plants happiness.

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