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RE: 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.

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.


----- 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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> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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