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Put That In Your Pipe and Don’t Smoke It! September 30, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Nature, Poetry, Word Play.

We have a winner!

BeeBlu used every resource at her disposal to identify the intriguing specimen we saw loitering about the kitchen garden at Cracker Country.

When all else failed, she asked her husband, just back from a golf game.

And he knew the answer!

If you want to continue playing along . . . check out BeeBlu’s response for some clever clues.

If you want the definitive answer, click HERE or HERE.

For more info on the plant and its extended family tree, er, vine, click HERE.

Thanks for playing along!

As an added bonus . . .

Join BeeBlu’s Search Engine Poetry Contest  this weekend!

Create and submit the wierdest wackiest poem with the bizarre search terms used to find your unique and distinct blog!

Think Lewis Carroll and . . .  Jabberwocky!

Or just visit the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar for some inspired inspiration.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Illustrations:  Wikipedia ~ Alice in Wonderland (in Public Domain)


1. Don - September 30, 2012

Saw the name – Your title to this post is sooo clever. Had a real chuckle.

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Thanks, Don! Word Play is tons of fun ~ hope you’ll consider entering BB’s wierd and wacky poetry contest this weekend.

Tell ’em the Cheshire Cat sent ya! :mrgreen:

2. theonlycin - September 30, 2012

I agree with Don, very witty. And well done to clever Bluebee!

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Bluebee claimed “bragging rights” without “spilling the beans.” 😀

3. Piglet in Portugal - September 30, 2012

Well done! IT is certainly an intriguing flower

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Isn’t it? I’m psyched that BB solved the mystery . . .

It would have been hard to sit on my hands until Tuesday before spilling the beans. :mrgreen:

4. Tammy - September 30, 2012

They’re beautiful – don’t you think?

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Yes! They WOWed me . . . offering up one of those “life is magical” moments.

5. ryoko861Irene - September 30, 2012

Although it’s beautiful, before it opens it reminds me of a kidney. It must be just native to your area. I’ve never seen it in NE Pa.

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

We’ve lived all up and down the east coast . . . and I’ve never bumped into one before. Maybe I just never stumbled upon one during its “blooming time.”

6. sufilight - September 30, 2012

Went right away to the link to check for more information on this beauty, never would have guessed! . Agree with your reader, clever title for this post! 🙂 🙂

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Thanks, Marie. I’m glad that BB figured it out . . . so I didn’t have to keep a lid on it until Tuesday. 😉

7. Three Well Beings - September 30, 2012

A plant genus with over 500 species? My! It really is beautiful and I don’t think I’ll forget the name. I am going to ask about it at our local nursery. I never would have known it. Clever Beeblu. Even if she went to her husband for the answer, research is all about knowing where to go for the answer! 🙂

nrhatch - September 30, 2012

Exactly! Except when you’re on Jeopardy. 😉

Let us know if your nursery imparts any interesting tidbits.

8. jannatwrites - October 1, 2012

Ah, you didn’t make me wait til Tuesday for the answer 🙂 I’ve never heard of the plant, but I like it. (Your post title is perfect, BTW :))

nrhatch - October 1, 2012

Thanks, Janna. I don’t know if I would have lasted until Tuesday . . . I was busting at the seams to spill the beans!

Good thing BeeBlu came to my rescue! 😀

9. bluebee - October 1, 2012

This was such fun, Nancy (far better than working) – thanks for the challenge and for the multiple shout-outs 😀

bluebee - October 1, 2012

PS – love the title to this post

nrhatch - October 1, 2012

Thanks, BB! I had FUN with this too, and love the way you offered up the winning answer . . . so others could keep playing along. Readers seemed to enjoy the challenge of hunting for the name of this flower.

We are curious creatures who want to understand the world around us ~ I know I did NOT want to leave Cracker Country until someone told us what to call the Dutchman’s Pipe.

Thanks for playing along, BB. Here’s a feather for your cap. 😀

10. spilledinkguy - October 1, 2012

I’m hardly ever successful at identifying a plant.
Although I can probably kill it.
Unless it’s a weed.

nrhatch - October 1, 2012

Bwahaha! That’s perfect . . . the weeds win! :mrgreen:

11. kateshrewsday - October 1, 2012

Well done BB! Top horticultural detective skills! Lovely challenge, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - October 1, 2012

Yes! Excellent detective skills. And that reminds me . . . we have a new series here this Fall ~ “Elementary” starring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (a female surgeon turned addictions counsellor). It’s set in modern day NYC, right after Holmes is released from a Rehab Facility. The first episode rocked!

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