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Re: Re: harvesting seeds


Kitty - you're a handful of aces as far as we're concerned.  I'm sure I speak for all the e-family!!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 7/15/2004 2:00:23 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] harvesting seeds

> Bonnie, I don't go around correcting people either.  A wonderful woman in my

> nursery group referred many times to a plant we bought as Sambuncus (Sam bun

> kus).  I just kept saying Sambucus (Sam byew kus).  This woman usually

> corrects me in polite way, such as "Oh, I've always said...", so I don't

> mind.  But she didn't attempt to correct me on this, nor did I, her.

> Frankly, there is no 'n' in the name, so regardless of "Spanish

> pronunciation, German, Italian, French or  > what-have-you", the 'n' sound

> just isn't there.

> 

> "Feeling better?"....well, that reminds me of my niece.  She is a very

> strong-willed, stubborn, no-holds-barred type of girl.  One time, she threw

> a fit about something, screamed and yelled at her parents.  Her mom said,

> "Why are you acting like this?  You'd never be this way around other

> people."  She conceded this was true.  "But you're family.  You *have* to

> take it."  Meaning that family accepts you, warts and all, because they love

> you.  So....I don't correct others, I just hope you folks (my e-family) will

> allow me to vent and still accept me, warts and all.

> 

> Kitty

> 

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 1:12 PM

> Subject: RE: [CHAT] harvesting seeds

> 

> 

> > Feeling better, Kitty?  To be honest, our English language is such a

> > hodgepodge of various linguistic influences, that one never knows to

> > pronounce something with a Spanish pronunciation, German, Italian, French

> or

> > what-have-you if they haven't heard it used correctly.  It used to really

> > bug me too, Kitty.  But over time, I just decided that I would make every

> > attempt to pronounce things correctly when someone else mispronounced it

> > without worrying whether I've converted the offender.

> >

> > Years ago, my best friend's mother used to call me "Bunny."  I didn't

> think

> > she approved of me at all and it was frustrating.  At her funeral I

> learned

> > that she always thought she pronounced it "Bonnie" even though it came out

> > Bunny every time.  (She was a Southern lady transplanted to the Midwest.)

> > Since then, I've just let things like that roll after they hear me repeat

> > back to them what I think they've said or what I believe the correct

> > pronunciation is around other adults.  Kids, on the other hand, may get

> the

> > "old English teacher" in me to corner them and make them practice the word

> > until it comes out a very close approximation of correct.

> >

> > Blessings,

> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

> >

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On

> Behalf

> > Of Kitty

> > Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 11:15 AM

> > To: gardenchat@hort.net

> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.

> >

> > Kitty

> >

> > ----- 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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> > > Island Jim

> > > Southwest Florida

> > > 27.0 N, 82.4

> > > Zone 10a

> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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