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Re: harvesting seeds now venting


Yes, I realized it.  Besides, Bonnie, you are always well-meaning.  And, the
Fuchsia thing isn't all that important.  Just wanted to speak up.  Me and my
warts can be quite vociferous at times.  In fact about the same time I wrote
that I wrote a message to the local features editor about day lily vs
daylily and about their neglecting gardening articles.  Got a great message
back about changes being made.  Sometimes squeaky wheels do get greased!
Ask Pam!

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:19 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] harvesting seeds now venting


> "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
>
> Kitty, I hope you know I gathered you needed to vent.  Usually after I get
a
> good vent, I really do feel better just getting it off my chest.  I really
> meant that I hope you did feel better.  And believe me, Kitty, we do love
> you as part of the family though I think your warts are pretty darned few.
> You'll have to work harder at the wart thing.   :>D
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
>
> ----- 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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