Mary Mary, Quite Contrary, How do Your HubNuggets Grow?

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A long day's work...

Gardener Jason sighed. The garden was completely over grown with weeds. So much for an hour or two of work, this was an all day job.

To top it all the new batch of HubNugget wannabes were due, and he really couldn't spare the time gardening - he needed to be available to help out the team. As he could barely see the flowers for the weeds, he knew he had to do this. Grabbing his spade and hoe, Gardener Jason headed for the garden.

After half an hour had passed, Jason paused to check his progress. A huge pile of wilting weeds lay near the pathway, and the beginnings of a flower garden was starting to emerge.

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Misery loves company...

"...Anybody home?" a disembodied voice chimed. The sunny face of Sunflower Simone popped around the corner, adding dimension to the query.

"Oh wonderful!" She exclaimed. "You're gardening! Looks like I arrived at just the right time." She grinned and grabbed some gloves and a trowel. "Move over Jason, I want in on this!"

Before Gardener Jason could recover from his surprise, the sound of another voice floated across the garden.

"Is there a gardening party in here?" Maddie Marigold asked.

"It appears there is one now," laughed Gardener Jason. "But what about the HubNuggets? Shouldn't one of us be at the office to help the team?"

"If we start now, we can have your garden done and be back in the office in an hour - two tops!" Sunflower Simone said. "Plenty of time to help the team...after all, they can handle almost anything. I say let's get digging!"

"Okay - Marigold Maddie, you can start with the RedElf Pussywillows and ripplemaker Periwinkles. Sunflower Simone, you get the Patty EnglishRose and ladyslipperjane1s, and I'll take the Enelle Lamb's Ears and Gladiola Gals."

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Surprise Seedlings...

Marigold Maddie attacked the weeds with gusto. Bits of dirt flew from her trowel as she pulled and dug. One weed after another piled up beside her as she worked. As soon as the pile was big enough, she stuffed them into the paper garden waste bags for composting.

Working on, she grabbed a long, strange looking weed that was nestled between two RedElf Pussywillows and ripplemaker Periwinkles. Marigold Maddie pulled...and pulled...and pulled! Suddenly it popped free and tangled in the roots was the largest peanut she had ever seen.

"Jason - take a look at this!" She exclaimed, holding it aloft for inspection.

"Holy cow - that has to be the biggest nut I've ever seen!" Gardener Jason said. "Let's see what's inside," he grinned.

Cracking open the shell he was surprised to see a large green leaf that unrolled like a window shade.

"This isn't a peanut! This looks suspiciously like a Hubnugget wannabe nomination!"

"Hold on a minute! Marigold Maddie called. "I think I can see more over here." Sure enough, after a bit of digging and quite a bit of pulling, Maddie held up five more 'peanuts'. "You're right Jason, these aren't peanuts - these are peanugget plants!" Each one contained a HubNugget wannabe nomination.

The three gardeners gathered around the leaves and read out the titles.

Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?

  • 63% Host your own website easily
  • 3% How to Spot Job Scams
  • 22% The Upsides to the Downturn
  • 3% The Procrastinator's Guide to Entrepreneurship
  • 5% Passion + Interest + Talent = Career
  • 5% My Accidental Assistant
104 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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Found a peanugget...

After seeing the results of Maddie Marigold's hard work, Sunflower Simone was not to be outdone! She dug and weeded and dug some more! Marigold Maddie and Gardener Jason could hardly keep up as they stuffed the weeds into bags.

Suddenly, there it was...sheltered by the Patty EnglishRose thorns and thick foliage of the delicate LadyslipperJane1s...a long, strange looking peanugget plant that promised to be something special poked out from the ground.

Pulling so hard she felt her arms would pop, the weed finally came free, and again, nestled in the roots was a peanugget.

Setting it aside, Sunflower Simone continued weeding until she had six peanuggets. Again, the little group gathered round as the shells were cracked open and there in the dirt lay another six HubNugget wannabe nominations!

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 58% Adopting Boo
  • 9% Rose-breasted Grosbeak: A Colorful Addition to Our Yard
  • 6% Cow Cats - The New Feline Breed!
  • 9% Caring for a Paraplegic Dog
  • 0% Birds of Mediterranean Shores
  • 17% How A Horse Changed My Life
53 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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Good things come in threes...

"If I'm not mistaken, there should be another six of those peanugget plants in here," Gardener Jason said. Since I already had half of this plot done before Sunflower Simone and Maddie Marigold arrived, they should be easy to spot."

Searching diligently among the Enelle Lamb's Ears and Gladiola Gals, Gardener Jason pulled and dug. His efforts didn't go unrewarded, as the very next weed he grabbed turned out to be a peanugget plant!

He renewed his search and soon discovered another peanugget, and another. By the time he had finished weeding, "These are the last six," Gardener Jason said.

The trio gathered the peanuggets and one by one, cracked them open.

Inside were the last six HubNugget wannabe nominations.

"We better get these to the team pronto," Sunflower Simone said."

"Wow, Jason, you got everything done that you wanted to!" Marigold Maddie said. "Not only did you get your gardening done, with a little help from your friends, but you helped out the team at the same time!"

"Yes," Gardener Jason agreed with a grin. "I couldn't have planned this better if I had tried! Let's get these back to the office...and thanks for your help. I couldn't have done it this quickly without you."

"Not a problem, Jason, we were happy to help...and your garden looks WONDERFUL!"

Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?

  • 57% Which Facebook Personality Are You?
  • 14% Social Networking Helping those in Need
  • 4% Defriended On Facebook? 8 Ways To Lose Friends
  • 14% The Social Network: Is Facebook Killing Us?
  • 2% The New Type of Satirical Joking: Memes
  • 9% I Breathe, I Eat, I Live, iPhone
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Comments 35 comments

Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

HubNuggets Wannabes are like flowers in a well-tended garden, bright and beautiful and ripe for sharing.

Brilliant flowers and thought-provoking Hubs this go.

Rated Up and several others. Cheers!


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

I second that- and this week's nominees are particularly lovely! I quite enjoyed this week's HubNuggets Hub - and can't wait to see which Hubs end up winning!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

It's going to be a tight contest again this week! Great hub, Enelle - I love the way you paired up the photos - (color and character matching). Awesome! Read and voted - congrats to all the wannabes!


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Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

Loved it! :)


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Patty EnglishRose it was fun to garden for HubNuggets for a change!

Sunflower Simone it's always a challenge to pick the "budding" writers!

Thanks RedElf Pussywillows - your pictures were exactly what this gardener wanted! Read and voted as well!

Congratulations to all the nominees!!

Ah, Gardener Jason, so pleased you enjoyed it :D (you look good in a hat :D ) Thanks for all your help!


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PaulGoodman67 5 years ago from Florida USA

This hub cropped up when I was hub hopping! lol

Don't worry, I've voted it up! :-)


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

LOL thanks Paul - hope you voted for your favorite in the categories :D


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Congratulations to all the nominees! This was a very cleverly written hub and was all that weeding a reference to getting rid of the things that have bogged down HP since the Google change? If so...nice to know that the flowers don't have to compete for space among all those weeds. :)))


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Peggy! It would sure be nice if this bout of weeding helped! Thanks for stopping by our garden :D - we can always use another helping hand :D


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thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

Very lovely, Enelle! Congrats to all nominees!!! I'm sure they're started blooming here on HP even if they;re not aware of being chosen as this week's Hub Nuggets. :D


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Most definitely thesailer! Thanks so much for supporting our new arrivals :D


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Great job great hub. I read and voted, the choices are very interesting this week. Loved the garden names you picked for everyone, very nice. Cheers.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Enelle,

I loved, loved, loved it. You are so creative.

Congratulations to all of the nominees. It was quite a job to chose, there are so many good hubs.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

ladyslipperjane1 you look beautiful with your new hair accessories :D ! So glad you enjoyed the hub. I agree, it was very hard to choose just one!

:D Gladiola Gals I love what you've done with your cup! Thank you, thank you :D, I had a tough time choosing too!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Fantastic idea and hub Enelle! Great photos RedElf! Great job Hubnuggets Team! Way to go Hubnuggets nominees!! I just feel so cheerful and bright all over! On my way to read and vote!!


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ahmadnaim 5 years ago from Earth in where people's smile is worthful than platinum

I like the cat with the hat .great and awesome hubs you have. have a nice day :)


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ameliejan 5 years ago from Alicante, Spain

Great idea for a hub, this was a joy to read!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! How cute is this! Loved the story line and pics, LOL Great job.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Why thank you ahmadnaim! My haberdashery gave me a sporty new feather for our pictures :D

Thanks ameliejan, glad you enjoyed it!

It was fun to write Denise, thanks so much for commenting :D

I hope everyone remembered to vote for their favorites!


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Shannon George 5 years ago from San Diego, California

So honored to be nominated! Lots of great hubs here. :)


MarleyOz profile image

MarleyOz 5 years ago

I was definitely surprised when I was nominated. I am honored for the chance to be in the newsletter. Good luck to all the nominees. Great hubs!

Enelle - Great way to put up all the nominees. The hub is awesome.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

ripplemaker - my apologies for missing your comment! Thanks so much for your kind remarks - It was a fun hub to write and I agree, RedElf did an amazing job (as always!!) on the photos. I must say you make a stunning Periwinkle :D

Congratulations Shannon George - I wholeheartedly agree! It is tough to choose just one!

Congratulations MarleyOz - You earned it! Thank you so much for your comment :D


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Okay-Finally finished reading these great hubs and voted. :)


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Awesome Denise - hard to choose eh? LOL Outstanding choices :D


Cagsil profile image

Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Thumbs up! Great hub! I've read and voted, and shared! :) :D Good luck all nominees!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Great Cagsil - I was hoping you would drop by and vote :D


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Bail Up ! 5 years ago

Such creativity in writing. Absolute joy to read. Congrats to the nominees!


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Mrs. Menagerie 5 years ago from The Zoo

Voted...just in the nick of time, I think.


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SueShepard 5 years ago from USA

I am so honored to have been nominated! Thank you for the recognition!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Thanks Bail up ! Glad you stopped by and voted :D

I think so Mrs. Menagerie - the polls are showing as closed now, but they were still open earlier ;)

Congratulations Sue - you earned the recognition!

Congratulations to all the nominees - it was a pretty close contest :D:D:D


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Congratulations to all of this week's nominees!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

This is amazing that there were three ties-one in each category. Did I read the stats correctly, or was it really showing up? Congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners. Good writing. :)


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

Yes you read the stats correctly :D there is a winner in each category and the amount of votes were extremely close :D


Patty Inglish, MS profile image

Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

very good writing form the Hubs this week as well as the roundup Hub. And I enjoy English Roses very much!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California' Author

I have to agree Patty, the hubs were really great! So glad you enjoyed your roses :D

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