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Re: harvesting seeds

Pet Peeve time...
Why don't people look at the word before saying it?  It is not the color
fuchsia; it is a plant fuchsia.  It is named after a man named Fuchs.  It is
pronounced Fyooks-ee-uh, not fyoo-shuh.  (oo as in tool)

Well, to be fair, I looked it up. On line dictionaries say everything is
fyoo-shuh. But I think Mr Fuchs would have resented being introduced as Mr.
Fyoosh.  Modern botanical dictionaries allow for fyoo-shuh, but mainly refer
to it as a popular pronunciation, not as correct.

All you have to do is LOOK at the word!  How can the letters chs give a sh
sound?  Look where the s IS!  Anyone ever heard of phonics?

Ok, I'll shut up now.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 4:07 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] harvesting seeds

> Nice fuchsia, Donna. I would guess that you collect the seeds when the
> pods are ripe and let them dry before removing them from the pods.
> Fuchsias are normally propagated by cuttings, however. Very easy to
> root; will root, even bloom while doing so, in water.
> On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 11:45 PM, Donna wrote:
> > Ok.... I should have been deadheading.... but ya know....
> >
> > Anyways, here is a picture of an annual (for me) in a hanging basket.
> > Note all the hips/seed pods?
> >
> > Ok Jim (or anyone)-- when do I harvest them for next season? Storage?
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > http://simplymyworld.com/seedannual.jpg
> >
> > Donna
> >
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> Zone 10a
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