a lonely little petunia in an onion patch

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a lonely little petunia in an onion patch

One who is out of place among those one finds unpleasant, uncouth, or overly aggressive. Taken from a 1946 song of the same name by Johnny Kimano, Billy Faber, and Maurie Hartmann. I'm feeling really uncomfortable in this rowdy sports bar, like a lonely little petunia in an onion patch.
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Like other Wave petunias, this latest addition to the series will spread out to make a great ground cover.
Why don't you try again?" Miss Petunia nodded encouragingly.
Strong-growing plants like petunias and pelargoniums need more elbow room so restrict them to five per 30cm diameter basket.
Taking care of the baby tree Thea, while Millie is in the Logical world, Petunia the Pixie gets to have her own bed and something other than oatmeal for breakfast.
During the winter our elderly Petunia died peacefully in her sleep.
And two of the most memorable characters were Joe and Petunia - a hapless couple who, after watching a dinghy sailor in difficulty, eventually made the right decision to 'dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'.
Farmer shared that the adorable Petunia wasn't exactly her first puppet, but it was with Petunia that she got to relate the most.
Elsewhere, Mary wants her mum Petunia to sell up and move in with her.
Customers who are looking for handy garden-ready plants will be happy to see Harris' offering of the most popular flower and vegetable transplants including tomatoes, peppers, onions, and petunias. Bareroot fruits like strawberries, blueberries and grapes are available for gardeners who'd like to grow juicy, sweet fruit in their own backyard.
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"If people want to call me Petunia they can, it doesn't matter," he said cryptically during a recent phone call.
Barney Brooks' sow Petunia, kept as a beloved pet in the kitchen garden on his Llanddaniel farm, was found with the bag hanging from her mouth and later died, leaving his children heartbroken.
This year, however, is different as the flower beds have shrunk in Qatar, thanks to the infrastructural work being carried out on a massive scale across the country and shortage of a flower plant 'petunia', the commonest of the winter flowers in Qatar, due to a ban on its export by Saudi Arabia.
Home grown Petunia Express in red white or blue and Petunia Easy Wave Union Flag mixed.