What’s in a name?

When it comes to plants names can be complicated botanical Latin names (Semiarundinaria) or common names (Bamboo).   For this blog, I am hoping for something in between.

Being the daughter of Welsh parents, I grew up in the garden, picking carrots from my grandfather’s allotment in Laleston, Bridgend, Wales and eating them right out of the ground, not bothering to wash them off.  I didn’t have to worry about any pesticides or herbicides; he was organic before anyone knew what that meant.

“Become green” in Welsh is “Glasu.”  Naming this blog Glasu would be a tribute to my heritage and would be a good representation of what it will discuss, gardening, environmentalism, “green” things.

But my last name is also Quick, so something funny, or pun-ny combining Quick, and Green/Gardening does seem appropriate as well. Because although I am passionate about organic gardening, environmentalism, green topics, I do like to keep things lighthearted.

So I will open the naming to creative minds of Minneapolis. If you can combine “Quick” and Green/Gardening in a pun-erific way or perhaps, with a Welsh spin, you get to name the blog, and even better, will win one of my handmade full-size natural cotton grocery totes like this:


Submit your suggestions in the comments below and if there is something that takes root, you will not only win the tote, but also bragging rights and my thanks!

5 Comments so far

  1. David (jacc) on May 22nd, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    Woot! Welome aboard!

    My suggestions are EarthQuick, Get Green Quick , and Hoe,Hoe,Hoe.

  2. Its in the Bag | Minneapolis Metblogs (pingback) on May 29th, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    […] Gardeners.com sells something similar called a Salad Planting Bag for almost $20 but I like the Whole Foods idea since right now I seem to find myself awash in reusable grocery totes that everyone and their mother is giving away for free (including me!). […]

  3. Where the blogs have no names | Minneapolis Metblogs (pingback) on June 8th, 2009 @ 12:05 am

    […] blog. I wanted something witty and fun (like me!) but my creativity has failed me and my offer of a free reusable grocery tote for the best suggestion didn’t bring any new ideas.  So considering how Minnesotans like to […]

  4. aliecat on June 8th, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    How about "The Quick and the Dirty?" or just "Quick and Dirty?"

  5. Fiona (quick13) on June 15th, 2009 @ 10:03 am

    Aliecat and David, I liked both of your suggestions, there is a poll now up but both of you will get a tote bag if you would like one!

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