Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Please post an answer on my blog.
It's neither seashell nor a frog.
St. Augustine is where we've gotzit.
The query now, to you, is WHATZIT?

Winner! Winner! Yes, you see,

The spoils all go to GingerV!


  1. Noe Noe Girl, that's just wrong!
    I think that's what you said to me before Hound Dog's funeral songs.

  2. I'm guessing out friends in Hawaii can see
    The taro root is plain to me.
    I'm not one for eating poi
    But then again, you are a strange boy!

  3. these look like tubers - but can be of one of many flowers, ferns or foods. give a clue....

  4. It's not a taro root,
    And, it's not a phatoah boot.
    If a clue is what yous needs:
    From a close relative, we eat the seeds.

  5. http://www.realseeds.co.uk/unusualtubers.html

  6. Yacon
    Here is another unusual tuber, grown by Catherine in the Round Garden.

    Yacon is a large plant from South America, distantly related to sunflowers

  7. You have floral recognition power.
    You are right about the sunflower.
    I did see Yacon by the dozen,
    But, you chose the wrong cousin.

  8. Yacon is not the WHATZIT.
    In St. Augustine, we ain't gotzit.
    (At least, I don't think we do.)

  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerbera
    I wonder how many cousins the sunflower has because it started as a weed.... didn't it... anyway next guess the gerbera daisy

  10. Gerbara Daisy is not the ticket,
    But, I see why you would pick it.
    Another Hint, now will be sent.
    I've grown quite used to them,
    But, they're not really from Jerusalem.

  11. I am not sure that is a clue I can use.... hummmm I will have my evening tea and try again.

  12. Gordon- OK let me try again-gosh I sure hope you cannot eat it cause it sure looks nasty! It's some kind of bulb! It just looks all wrong!

  13. Noe Noe Girl, You are a treasure!
    To meet you would be a pleasure>
    GingerV has almost figured it out.
    Her next post will be the answer, without a doubt.
    Scruffy Squirrel says hello.
    He's eating a bowl of acorn jello.

  14. http://www.tonytantillo.com/vegetables/jerusalem.html

    I would not say I figured it out exactly ....


  15. The Jerusalem Artichoke doesn't have any relatives in the artichoke family, but is a member of the sunflower family

  16. Very good, GingerV! You are our resident plant and flower authority. You always keep me on my toes. Good night.

  17. I got it at the Jerusalem clue,
    but went out to dinner and now am blue!

  18. thank goodness for google....
    don't know anything about plants... not is not right I Know a thimble ...
    but a lot about google...

  19. The Jerusalem Artichoke is neither from Jerusalum, nor is it an artichoke. Go figure!