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RE: Maddy's > plant types


Ya'll are cracking me up.  I love fractured phrases like that and the
skewed but oh so apt way kids have of translating what they hear.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 12:46 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Maddy's > plant types


Sounds tome like one of those almost-Cockney things that kids make up, 
like "saved by the knickers of time."

On Jul 6, 2005, at 2:12 PM, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing 
Center wrote:

> I meant that we said "high biscuits", tall was just used as a
> diescriptive.
> Didn't some oldtv show have a horse by that name?
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 9:49 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Maddy's > plant types
>
>
>> 'Tall Biscuits' - oh, that's great, Kitty :)
>>
>> Lynda
>> Zone 7 - West Tn
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On

>> Behalf Of kmrsy@comcast.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 10:13 AM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Maddy's > plant types
>>
>>
>> Maddy,
>> Loved the photos.  That Quatro-Iris is amazing!
>> About the white flower, I'm not able to tell from the pic except that

>> the leaves do look something like a potentilla, Cinquefoil. I bring 
>> this up because, you wrote "It is not shrubby." I bought a flat of
>> Potentilla
>> thurberi 'Monarch's Velvet' for our nursery. When we potted it, an MG
>> looked at the tag and said, "This is going to be a shrub?". I
replied,
>> "no, it's a perennial and will have red flowers." She seemed very
>> puzzled. A lot of people seem to get it into their heads that the
type
>> of plant with which they are most familiar in a genus dictates that 
>> all
>> plants in that genus are that type. There are perennial Dogwoods.
>> Clematis has vines and shrubs. Iris have bulbous, rhizomatous, and
>> rooted types. Hydrangeas have vines and shrubs. And Hibiscus (as a 
>> kid I
>> thought it they were tall biscuits) includes shrubs, trees,
perennials
>> and annuals.
>>
>>
>> Got any others you'd like to cite?
>>
>> -
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone5
>>
>> -------------- Original message --------------
>>
>>> Maddy from Hudson Valley, NY sent over some spring pictures of her
>>> garden...
>>> you can tell she doesn't have rabbits!
>>>
>>> Anyways, check them out! They are awesome....
>>>
>>> http://hort.net/+YTH
>>>
>>> Donna
>>> Ps I will link you into the gardenchat page tomorrow.. time for me
to
>> go to
>>> bed!
>>>
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27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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