RHS Latin for Gardeners

Gardener's Latin. New York: Workman Publishing, 1993. Page, Martin (foreword). Name That Plant An Illustrated Guide to Plant and Botanical Latin Names. Cambridge: Worth Press, 2008. Payne, Michelle. Marianne North, A Very Intrepid ...

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725056

Category: Gardening

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Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefit from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the mysterious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!

Gardener s Latin

Gardener's Latin leads you down the path from abbreviatus to zonatus, turning aside here and there to point out little-known horticultural facts and fables and the wisdom of gardeners from Virgil to Vita Sackville-West.

Author: Bill Neal

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565127439

Category: Gardening

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Discover the origins, lore and meanings of botanical names with this lexicon of “pithy explanations of words that confront every plant tag reader” (The New York Times Book Review). For more than a decade, gardeners have been turning to Bill Neal’s beautiful little book Gardener's Latin. Neal understood that as Latin terms began appearing with increasing frequency on nursery tags and gardening catalogs, gardeners would need help. So he weeded through the Latin words that describe and distinguish among plants and flowers and compiled a volume of select, brief, clear definitions. Learning to navigate the jungles of botanical Latin will not only make you an expert in identification, but also teach you a great deal about the plants themselves. Gardener's Latin leads you down the path from abbreviatus to zonatus, turning aside here and there to point out little-known horticultural facts and fables and the wisdom of gardeners from Virgil to Vita Sackville-West.

A Gardener s Latin

The language of plants explained Richard Bird. A GARDENER'S LATIN A GARDENER'S LATIN Richard Bird National Trust ). Front Cover.

Author: Richard Bird

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 1909881686

Category: Gardening

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Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ('of woods'), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ('of dry places'). More than just a dictionary of plant names, this fascinating book explains the meaning of hundreds of Latin plant terms, grouped into handily themed sections such as plants that are named after famous women, plants that are named after the shape of their leaves, plants that are named after their fragrance or the time of year that they flower. Within these pages you'll learn that Digitalis purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means 'bloody' (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in infestus.

Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

1 to 3 of London Latin Grammar . is OUTLINES OF HISTORY OF ENGLAND . most complete and beautiful work of the kind ever ... Re . to E. , Gardeners ' Chroniole Ofice , 5 , Upper Wellington - atreel , OF POICTIERS AND LUCIAN'S DIALOGUES ...




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The Gardeners Monthly and Horticulturist

“ A Frenchman , A friend at our house last week was discussing a German , and so on , all know Latin , and thus the question , whether in the Phlox Drummondii know what is meant at once on reading the the termination should have two i's ...





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The Spare Time Gardener

the gardener's seasons. Latin may be defunct as a native tongue, but it's been alive and well in horticultural circles ever since I753. That's when the inventor of botanical Latin, Carolus Linnaeus of Sweden (known to family and friends ...

Author: Barbara Hill Freeman

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 146170944X

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

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Offering tips on finding your own gardening style, choosing climate-appropriate plants, creating low-maintenance landscaping and hardscaping, and weeding efficiently and effectively, Freeman understands that there's no room for scolding, but there is a real need for encouragement and good humor.


It is much to be desired that some amateur botanist and gardener , who is a classical scholar , would write a Latin grammar expressly for practical gardeners ; illustrating it as far as possible by passages taken from the specific ...

Author: J.C. LOUDON, F.L.S. H.S. & C





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Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

Names for a garden, orchard and gardeners The Old Norman-French word gardin (mod. ... Interestingly the Anglo Saxon word for a gardener was leac-ward, other names were corruptions of Latin, such as: gardinarius, hortolanus and ortolanus ...

Author: Linda Farrar

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1909686867

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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From the earliest of times people have sought to grow and nurture plants in a garden area. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World traces the beginning of gardening and garden history, from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to the Minoans and Mycenaeans, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, through Byzantine, Islamic and Persian gardens right up to the Middle Ages. It shows how gardens in each period were designed and cultivated. Evidence for garden art and horticulture is gathered from surviving examples of ancient art, literature, archaeology, actual period gardens that have survived the centuries and the wealth of garden myths associated with certain plants. These sources bring ancient gardens and their gardeners back to life, and provide information on which plants were chosen as garden worthy, their setting and the design and appearance of ancient gardens. Deities associated with aspects of gardens and the garden's fertility are featured - everyone wanted a fertile garden. Different forms of public and domestic gardens are explored, and the features that you would find there; whether paths, pools, arbors and arches, seating or decorative sculpture. The ideal garden could be like the Greek groves of the Academy in Athens, a garden so fine that it was comparable with that of the mythical king Alcinoos, the paradise contemplated by the Islamic world, or a personal version of a garden of Eden that Early Christians could create for themselves or in the forecourt of their churches. In general books on garden history cover all periods up to the present, often placing all ancient gardens in one chapter at the beginning. But there is so much of interest to be found in these early millennia. Generously illustrated with 150 images, with plant lists for each period, this is essential reading for everyone interested in garden history and ancient societies.

The Mask

... of what the gardener's Latin indicates as the Heri- probably the C. flagelliformis , exhibited by the trix superba — why should gardeners give Latin editor of the Spatterday Review . This cactus , names to their products ?




Category: English wit and humor

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