Ear to the Ground: The Insider Dirt to Gardening in Upstate NY

Stump the Chump: July-August 2017

by cathym on July 3, 2017

by Ted Collins

The first person to answer correctly will win a $50 gift certificate to Aladdin’s. Please call or text 585/734-8967, or email cathy@upstategardenersjournal.com to guess.

We will accept guesses starting July 17, 2017, in order to give everyone a fair chance. Good luck!


Name six plants within this vase,
common names will do.
Be more specific? I know a florist
That will hire you.

We cheated a bit. We painted two.
Just to make it fun.
So you’ll feel smart, when you enjoy
The dinner gift you’ve won.

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The answer to the November-Decmber 2016 stumper: Robinia hispida (bristly locust)

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