Remembering Eileen

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    One of my first posts on the forum was about a sentimental pot that I have on my deck that used to belong to my best friend. Eileen was really lovely to me in that post and made me feel very welcome.

    I will be planting a rose bush in the pot for Eileen this summer. She will have rose blooming in Canada for her.

    It is a warming thought that if any other Stewbies wish to plant a flower and think of Eileen, she will have a garden that crosses oceans. Much like her presence did on Garden Stew.
     
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    That is a beautiful thought.
     
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    These sunflower seeds sprouted on the 7th of this month. So I dedicate these to Eileen. Because whenever I'd share pictures of sunflowers with everyone here - Eileen would always like the post and comment.

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    What a nice memory flower for Eileen.
     



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  5. cuatro-gatos

    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    RIP Eileen
    We will all miss her input and humor
     
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    Very sad to hear about Eileen :(

    Tetters looked in and saw the news earlier, thought I'd better pop back in.
     
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    Sleep well mate
     
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    Just transplanted them all into their own individual earthenware containers. Hopefully they will give beautiful sunflowers.

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    Lookin good… nice memory plant to place in the garden… I really miss her sparkly butterfly in her posts.
     
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    me too
     
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    I had 5 of these sunflower seedlings sprouting, but after a while another 6th one too sprouted. Which is why it's small right now. 2 of the original 5 weren't doing too well initially, However they also have recovered now - Eileen would love these for sure! I'll save the seeds from these, and every year will now be growing them, as dedication to our dearest gardening friend.

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    Very nice too see the sunflower updated you have grown in Eileen’s memory. I bet she is smiling looking down on this thread.
     
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    Yes Eileen would definitely be smiling looking down on this thread. As these Dwarf Sunflowers will soon become a thing or beauty.

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    However, I have a feeling that aside from just smiling while looking down at this thread - Eileen would also be laughing her head off periodically. Because now she would also be able to look down directly at me and my garden too...

    You see, I have total control over what I share with everyone here. So you guys actually don't get to see the colossal blunders I often do in my garden - But Eileen would now be able to see everything, so from now on she'll be getting the entire picture, (uncropped)!

    :snicker: :rofl: :smt044

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    Okay, jokes aside, I now have a suggestion. I know that many of you guys will also be planting a tree or a plant in Eileen's name as tribute to her. Like @Melody Mc. will be panting a rose in a pot when Summer season comes - I just experience Spring and Summer a lot soon then most members here.

    So while all your seeds and plants haven't grown yet. I have a suggestion - Which is that since I have 6 Dwarf Sunflowers already growing, why don't we all name each plant in a way, which will be honoring Eileen, and highlighting an aspect of her wonderful personality.

    So I give the choice to everyone, let's all contribute and name these 6. For example, the smallest one which took a lot longer to sprout - Feels like The Little Engine That Could. Symbolizing Eileen's positive attitude and unending optimism.
     
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  15. Pacnorwest

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    What a lovely idea. First name for the dwarf sunflower plant could be , ‘Sparkle's Butterflies’. I miss her sparklle butterfly in every one of her posts.
     
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