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Re: hum...now sad...

Well Theresa, you can do a search for certain plants, either  through plant 
databases, or even on Google. I am always scouring daylily and  iris catalogs 
in particular, as they have thousands of registered cultivars. In  fact, I just 
googled for irises and daylilies named Hannah, and found several.  Be 
careful, it can get addictive! 
Maddy Mason
Hudson Valley, NY  zone 5/6
In a message dated 6/29/2005 12:02:10 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Thanks  you! I love this idea!  How does one find a plant named to match  
their pet though?  For me- I would be looking for "Hannah"

Any  suggestions?


MyTGoldens@aol.com wrote:

>Kitty,  that is a sweet idea. I've thrown away gallons of shed fur  over the 
>years, and never thought of keeping a bit of it that way. 
>Sometimes it helps to know that other people grieve as we do,   especially 
>when it's not obvious on the surface. In a lifetime of dog  ownership,  I 
>doubt that our homebred Penny was our  family's all time favorite dog.  She 
>in January, 2002, so I  was surprised one day a few months ago, to find,  
>of the  blue, this tribute to her written by my 26 yo son, as his "Away   
>Message" on my AOL Buddy List:
>"I remember  the day I met our first  golden retriever, Rumpel. I was 5 
>old, but I remember it clearly. He  used to sit in his puppy  crate under 
>desk, and I sat next to him,  talked to him, let  him lick my fingers 
>the bars. Rumpel had a wonderful   personality. I was very fond of him, but 
>he died I did not cry.  
>Akita, Tilly,  had a huge heart and a loving  soul, but when she died I did 
>not  cry.
>To this  day I still can't look at a picture of Penny without a tear  
>She knew me. She understood me. She loved me so much. She made my  life  
>better every single day she was alive. She was more than  just a dog. When I 
>to her, she talked back. She purred  like a cat and loved like a person. I  
>cried for Penny.  RIP"
>I have a tiny, cute daylily planted in my garden,  called 
>"Pennysworth". And I just got a brand new  Hydrangea,  named "Penny Mac". 
Rumpel, who >was 
>Penny's father, somehow  got  nicknamed "Doodlebug", and I actually have a 
>daylily by that  name as well! Maybe  it's a silly reason to buy a plant, 
but, well,  
>I'm just silly! My best friend, a  veterinarian and gardener,  does the same 
>thing, so that makes 2 silly people!  Usually it's  not too hard to find 
>plant with a particular name,  especially  with the thousands of named 
>of such plants  as Irises and Daylilies,  but I'm not sure about finding  
>something named "Nuts"! That's our 16 yo cat, and  as for the  name, he came 
with my 
>DH, so he's responsible for that!
>I think now is a good time to go  outside and plant "Penny  Mac".
>Maddy Mason
>Hudson Valley, NY   zone  5/6

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