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Postby MareE » Mar 25, 2012 7:27 am

Good morning! Was fussing unquickly with my QUILT and have but half the panes sized and, not wanting to quagmire the Queue till finished, stirring in only one ~Q~ at the moment. Finding three ingredients for this Letter can be
a toughie, so creativity in naming your ingredients shouldn't be quirking any eyebrows. ;o}

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Upon seeing these QUEER BLUE ORCHIDS last April at Home Depot, I emitted
a dismissive snort thinking they were silk. First blue fleur I've met that didn't whisper BUY ME!! gotta admit. :roll:

And next up hefting the ladle is.....
~do not make tragedies of trifles ~ do not shoot butterflies with rifles~author unknown~
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby Dumbo » Mar 25, 2012 9:14 am

MareE wrote:QUEER BLUE ORCHID

?
That doesn't sound politically correct.
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby kelly_m » Mar 25, 2012 10:07 am

Okay...I do not have any Q plants but I CAN fudge things a little....

Quiet Doggie in front of shade garden.....

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Quite a big change in my front garden

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And last but not least...Quaint fence around back garden!

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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby Big Smile » Mar 25, 2012 10:13 am

Just one Q here

"Queeny Purple"
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby Sharon Bryson » Mar 25, 2012 10:14 am

"Q" will be scanty without a lot of poetic licence.
Our only Q....Quercus rubra(Red Oak), glorious in late autumn.

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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby kelly_m » Mar 25, 2012 10:19 am

Good thing I pulled out my licence!!!

Clara??? Queeny purple??? Hollyhock or Malva??? It si very unique!
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby reenb159 » Mar 25, 2012 10:21 am

Q is tough... I have one
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby Heidi S » Mar 25, 2012 12:44 pm

MarE,

I work in Home Depot's garden centre, and I was HORRIFIED when the greenhouse sent us those blue orchids. They were revolting! We had some odd looking 'painted' pointsettias at Christmas too, and while they sold well, I just am too traditional I guess. Not my thing at all.

We don't actually control what plants come into our stores, that is done by buyers talking to the greenhouses. It is frustrating for us, because we know what works and doesn't work in our climate but we don't have a voice.

Some people just buy this stuff because it isn't normal. I just mention that they won't stay that way!
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby Big Smile » Mar 25, 2012 1:45 pm

kelly_m wrote:Good thing I pulled out my licence!!!

Clara??? Queeny purple??? Hollyhock or Malva??? It si very unique!


Kelly, "Queeny Purple" ia a dwarf Hollyhock,only grows to 30 inches. I thought it was perennial but the plant did not come back last spring so I guess they are annual.
I loved the plants , they grow more bushy than other hollyhocks and don't need staking. I got the seed from Thompson & Morgan.
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Re: ~ ALPHABET SOUP Q ~

Postby kelly_m » Mar 25, 2012 3:22 pm

Thanks for the info, Clara!
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