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Re: 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.


----- 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
> 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
> she approved of me at all and it was frustrating.  At her funeral I
> 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
> "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
> 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
> 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
> Fyoosh.  Modern botanical dictionaries allow for fyoo-shuh, but mainly
> 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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> > 27.0 N, 82.4
> > Zone 10a
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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