stump the chump

We have a winner…

by cathym on July 19, 2017

The Stump the Chump for July-August 2017 has been correctly answered by Barbara from Hannibal, New York– Congratulations!

Check out the September-October 2017 issue of Upstate Gardeners’ Journal for the answers.

Thanks to all who entered!

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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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Stump the Chump: November-December 2016

by Megan Frank on November 10, 2016

by Ted Collins, AKA Doc Lilac

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Hints:

With legumes I’m likely to be compared
“Pinnate,” pods, and all that stuff,
My stems are a little tooth-brush like
But not quite as stiff or rough.

If bigger, like closer relatives,
I’d be good as firewood,
Plus as rot-resistant fence posts,
and I’d take over if I could.

I flower briefly, month of May,
Rose-colored showy, no scent.
The fact that you don’t know me better,
Is, of course, my chief lament.

I’m not sold at Northern Nurseries
or Oriental Garden Supply,
I could be invasive, so they are evasive,
Say John Prince and Al Pfieffer: “That’s why!”

 

The first person to answer correctly, genus and species please, will win a $50 gift certificate to Aladdin’s. Please call 585/301-7181 or email megan@upstategardenersjournal.com to guess.

We will accept guesses starting November 14, 2016, in order to give everyone a fair chance. Good luck!

 

 

The answer to the September-October 2016 stumper: Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

 

 

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