Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mamma’s running for city council *GIVEAWAY


Hi, Reagan Summerside here from the Consignment Shop Mysteries.  As you can tell from the title all does not go well. Somebody’s poisoned that Kip-the-scumbucket Seymour and Mamma’s the prime suspect. 

I know she didn’t do and you know she didn’t do it. So now we got to figure out how. 
With a gun you pull the trigger and bam it’s over. With a knife it’s slash and dash, but with poison the possibilities are endless. Where do you get it? You just don’t walk into Walgreens and ask which aisle has the cyanide. How much do you need? Which ones work the best? What do you mix it in?
So, like I always do when I have a question, I hit the Google and there it was…plants! With Pearls and Poison set in Savannah there are lots and lots of plants year round. All I had to do was pick one…decisions, decisions.
Everyone knows Poinsettia berries are a big no-no but I bet you didn’t know those lovely spring daffodils you adore can cause big problems. You may not die; you’ll just be so sick you wish you were dead.
I have a whole hedge of oleander in my back yard and one plant could probably wipe out my neighborhood.  Good thing we never used the sticks to roast marshmallows! 
Rhododendron, jasmine azaleas and wisteria, foxglove is so beautiful, they are the focal point of spring and toxic to extreme. The victim gets deathly ill then a coma and then he kisses his butt goodbye. ( I used one of these in Pearls and Poison)
Yew is fatal and has no symptoms you just keel right over. Up minute dead the next.
And then there’s Lantana, buttercups, foxglove, periwinkle Vinci rose. These are in every summer garden and pot and totally lethal. How can thing be so lovely and so deadly?
I can never fee Bruce Willis onions and chokecherries are pure death for horses.
I did a ton of research for Pearls and Poison to get the right poison and figure out how to get the victim…who deserves to die…to drink it.
When doing this research I was invited to a dinner party and asked to bring ice cream instead of the salad. Wonder why?
My customers at the Prissy Fox saw my poisonous plant books out there on the counter and went screaming from the shop.
I wonder who did in Scummy and I wonder how? Did they use one of these plants and how did they do it. 

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FAVE PLANT IN THE GARDEN OR WOODS OR YOUR HOUSE AND I’LL GIVE AWAY A COPY OF PEARLS AND POISON

Hugs,
Reagan Summerside
Pearls and Poison                                                                                                                                        







53 comments:

  1. Several years ago, a friend gave me seeds from a Moonflower plant. I planted them and enjoy their large trumphet shaped flowers which only last about 24 hrs. Each year they produce hundreds of seeds which makes them reseed themselves without planting and I've given seeds to friends. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. My fave plants are my lilies of the valley because they com duo on their own and don’t need anything done to them. They smell amazing too! Thanks for the giveaway! Tari H barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Ack auto correct strikes again. It should say come up on their own.

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  4. My fave plants are Bleeding Hearts but I have moved now I need to plant some more.
    debby236@gmail dot com

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  5. My favorite plant are my moms antique tea roses.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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  6. When I was living in Indiana we had a beautiful Lilac Bush that bloomed every Spring and it smelled glorius. Thanks for your great generosity. Love the cover and the book sounds like a fun read. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  7. We have a veggie garden again this year. First time in several years what with moving and health issues. I am so looking forward to having homegrown tomatoes. To have a tomato that you know what your eating even with your eyes closed - one with flavor and acidity - will be sheer heaven. I will say that corn on the cob runs a close second. In the fruit line, I'm first in line for watermelon. :)

    We also have lots of flowers growing this year thanks to the stay at home orders. My favorite flower has to be the hydrangea. They are not only beautiful, but they evoke such sweet memories of my Granny when I see them.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Pearls and Poison". Thank you for the fabulous chance to win a copy! Shared and hoping to be the very fortunate one selected.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  8. My favorite plant is my Bleeding Heart. My mom gave it to me because I always loved the ones at her house.

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  9. We planted tulip bulbs which are beautiful and I look forward to the colorful array every year. They give me hope. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Taylor R WilliamsMay 16, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    I love my spearmint - i put it on salads, and make mint rum by stuffing a bottle full of leaves, topping off with white rum and letting it sit. I love this series, thanks for the chance to own one of the books. trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  11. My favorite plant are the cherry blossom trees around the neighborhood. They are beautiful when they bloom. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  12. Daffodils for me... Means SPRING us almost here!

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  13. The first violets in my lawn in April = Spring!

    teabird17 ** at ** yahoo dot com

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  14. I love basil so I plant it and then use it for my special dishes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. My favourite plant is the Shooting Star. Love the flowers on it. Thanks for the chance. lhallson@ shaw.ca

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  16. I love geraniums blooming inside or in pots at the door if they are large..Thank you the book looks great.

    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  17. I love lilac and miss them in south Florida.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  18. Lily of the valley and gardenias remind me of my grandmother. My favorite flower that I grew was a black hollyhock my brother gave me.

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  19. My irises which are bloomibg now. I had no idea about all these others. I enjoy daffodils and lantana but thankfully away from pets and people.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. My favorite is purple petunias.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  21. My favorite plant is a hydrangea in all shapes and colors.

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  22. Irises are my favorite. I also love cherry blossoms & rhododendrons.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  23. My favorite plant in my garden are the peonies along the side of my house. They are so pretty in the Spring.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Sharon GuagliardoMay 16, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    I don't know what the plant is but it has pretty little orange bell-like flowers that open up every morning and close at night. I just love watching them open.

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  25. My aunt's lovely rose garden is my favorite. She has 120 rose bushes!

    sherman(dot)saraann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I like petunias, especially those "Starry Night", "Night Sky", etc. varieties.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I love pansies, the colors are lovely. I remember when I was young my mother planted them on both sides of the walk leading to the house. So pretty.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I certainly do not need another copy of my favorite book of yours. I am glad my back lawn had ground cover and does not need mowing. I wish I could grow roses but I do not know which ones would survive here. Love from Lerner's Catering.

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    1. You are so sweet!!!!!!!!! Thanks tons and be safe.

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  29. One of my favorites is clivia - easy to grow, deer resistant, and often blooms with bright orange flowers. phyllis(at)evanspr(dot)net

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  30. Lilacs are my favorite I love the smell in the spring. They are my favorite color.💜

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  31. azaleas, bless you for writing books I enjoy.

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  32. My favorite is the yellow rose.

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  33. I love my irises and lilies. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  34. My favorite indoor plant is pothos. Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo at yahoo dot com

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  35. Whoever lived here before did the landscaping so that something is always in bloom, from spring through late fall. My favorite flower has been the purple iris for many years. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  36. I like colorful irises! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I have always loved lilacs Debbie(dot)Erickson14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I do like hydrangeas. My neighbor has some. I must get cuttings.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  39. I absolutely love my hydrangeas and my geraniums! They are just so pretty and come in such wonderful colors. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome book! bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Hi, Jamie!! Thanks for playing along. You won the copy of Pearls and Poison. Email me DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  40. I love lavender and am always growing it. The color and smells are beautiful to me.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  41. My favorite plant is daisy's & daffodil's.

    farmermomwife at gmail dot com

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  42. My favorite plant in my garden is the hosta, I have several varieties each with its own variation of leaf color and design. My favorite plant in the woods is the lady slipper. There is nothing so wonderful as wandering in the woods and coming upon its delicate beauty.

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  43. My rose bushes are my delight in my garden
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. I love all kinds it will be hard, each month is a new favorite, I look forward to blooming, Lilac and lily of the Valley. Peonies and Rose's. Of course!,vboudreau57 @ gmail dot com.

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  45. My garden is my therapy. In the Spring I enjoy my daffodils, tulips, rhododendron, bleeding hearts, azealas and tulips. Summer is a riot of color from a multitude of plants. I love the poppies, Shasta daisies, red hot pokers, echinacea, hollyhocks, sunflowers, and roses of course. Fall is a time for my gardens to start preparing for a Winter sleep but my yarrow and snowball bush is still hanging in. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Brittani SticklerMay 17, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    My favorite plant growing in the woods or garden is lily of the valley. Lilac is my favorite flower, however.

    sticklerba (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. Fav plant is actually a bush. Lilac smells so wonderful rmmoss2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love BlackBerry plants, they grow like crazy and now they are all over the yard. Come july 1, I will have lots of berries for a cobbler or pie, maybe 4 or 5 even.

    The only problem is I eat them as fast as I pick them, and I usually dont have many left afterward.

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  49. We have a couple of potato bushes that I really like because of their color. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  50. I love all kinds of flowers, but since I live in an apartment complex, I can only get to enjoy window plants. But when I was home I had a lovely rose garden. Red and pinks.

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  51. I love the tomato plants that we start from seed I am normally home bound but not for 7 days a week that is for sure. But I love to go in and see how the plants are doing and now my hubby brought more tomato plants home and the ones he started from seed that I have been babysitting are 2 x's the size of the ones he brought home. peggy clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com When I was in my foster home years ago we picked a load of huckleberries and they are so cool loaded with the fruit and then picking they were my fav we don't grow them out here in fact when I married my husband and he came out to Ca to move me to Ia and I showed him the bush he was so taken in. But now in Ia and no huckleberries he tried several times growning it on our land and all the time failed. peggy clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com

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