RHS Latin for Gardeners

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.

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725056

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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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!

RHS Latin for Gardeners

This beautifully illustrated guide unlocks the mysteries of botanical Latin explaining what plant names mean and the descriptive clues they conceal.

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845337315

Category: Botanists

Page: 224

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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 benefirt from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the myserious 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!

RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names.

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725048

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.

RHS Gardener s Botanical

With more than 5,000 entries and 350 botanical illustrations.

Author: Dr Ross Bayton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178472677X

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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With more than 5,000 entries and 350 botanical illustrations. The definitive illustrated reference guide to plant binomials for both gardeners and botanists, RHS Gardener's Botanical is an ideal companion for use in the garden or when selecting new plants. It contains more than 5,000 plant names and an easy-to-use 16-page alphabetical index of common names, with a definition and pronunciation guide for each. Includes features such as 'Genus Spotlight', which provides further details on important genera, and more than 350 beautiful botanical illustrations. An invaluable illustrated guide for gardeners and botanists.

The Gardener s Botanical

Author: Ross Bayton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691209138

Category: Gardening

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The definitive guide to botanical Latin Unlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener's Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant names—from abbreviatus ("shortened") to zonatus ("with bands")—along with more than 350 color illustrations. Scientific plant names are an invaluable tool for those who understand them. Formed from Greek and, more commonly, from Latin root words, not only do they make it possible for gardeners and botanists to communicate, they also contain a wealth of hidden information. The Gardener's Botanical is the key to unlocking these secrets. This guide contains a breathtaking array of botanical names in alphabetical order. Each word is listed with a pronunciation guide, definition, example plant, and, where appropriate, etymology. Also included in this illuminating guide are special features on important plant genera, fact boxes, essays focusing on the history and importance of Latin names and botanical illustrations, and an index of common names with more than 2,000 popular plants, cross-referenced with their binomial name in Latin.

Practical Latin for Gardeners

A handy, pocket-sized and unique guide, an ideal companion for use in the garden or when out and about selecting new plants.

Author: James Armitage

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781760295950

Category:

Page: 160

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A handy, pocket-sized and unique guide, an ideal companion for use in the garden or when out and about selecting new plants.

A Portable Latin for Gardeners

This book is the perfect quick reference for working in the garden, shopping for plants, or conducting botanical research.

Author: James Armitage

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022645536X

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 384

This book is the perfect quick reference for working in the garden, shopping for plants, or conducting botanical research. The 1,500 terms are grouped by categories, making it easy to quickly find words related to color, size, form, habitat, scent, taste, and time.

A Gardener s Latin

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 ...

Author: Richard Bird

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 1909881686

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

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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.

Bulletin of the National Botanic Gardens

[ Description by : Bailey Cyc .; R.H.S. Dict .; Gard . Chron .; Broteria ; Flora of Trop
. Africa ; Baker , Journ Linn . Soc . ( Latin & English translation ) ] . Gloriosa
abyssinica var . graminifolia . Golden Gem ( Garden Note ) . Gloriosa aurea (
Latin ...

Author: National Botanic Gardens (India)

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Category: Botany

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Gardening Illustrated

A BROADCAST - AND SOME LATIN NAMES BROAD a By J. D. U. WARD
naughty schoolboy who had taken too great a ... entry form should be obtained
without delay Latin in the biological sciences from the Director , R.H.S. Gardens ,
Wisley ...

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RHS Garden Finder 2002 2003

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Buckinghamshire is wonderfully stocked with large estates
and grand , historic gardens . All three ... The motto – in Latin – reads WING ,
LEIGHTON BUZZARD LU7 OPS ' Light and shade by turn , but love always ' .

Author: Charles Quest-Ritson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780751337068

Category: Gardens

Page: 511

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This guide includes all famous and notable gardens in the UK and highlights their horticultural attributes. An A-Z listing of popular plants enables readers to organize which gardens to visit in accordance with their plant preference. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, websites, opening times, location maps and facilities offered by the gardens are included.

The Garden

For a complete guide to events this month and ticket information , see Gardens &
Events February 2004 enclosed in the centre ... gardeners use Latin plant names
if they want to • Ripley Castle Gardens offers RHS members free confuse me !

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RHS How Do Worms Work

A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers Guy
Barter, The Royal Horticultural Society ... Self-defence Even the Latin name of
brandling worms, Eisenia foetida, implies that they smell bad, and it makes sense
for ...

Author: Guy Barter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784727172

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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'This is a lovely book to dip into, and you may even find yourself reading it cover to cover' - the Guardian 'An enlightening and entertaining read that will leave the reader armed with the facts and insight to improve their garden as well as their general knowledge' - The English Garden RHS How Do Worms Work? provides expert answers to the questions that every gardener wants to ask - and a few that you never even dreamt of. As well as answering the titular question about soil's best friend, this fact-filled journey through the world of the garden is packed with Q&As that are sometimes practical, sometimes whimsical and always intriguing. This richly illustrated volume is an absorbing guide to the quirky and lesser-known aspects of gardening and a perfect gift for any gardener with an inquisitive mind. With sections on Seeds and Plants; Flowers and Fruits; Below the Ground; Weather, Climate and the Seasons; and In the Garden, RHS How Do Worms Work? holds the answers to common questions such as: - What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? - Is it true that sunflower heads follow the sun? - When is a plant a weed? - How do you attract butterflies? - How long can a plant survive without water? and many more.

Serials in the British Library

Contents: The RHS plant finder — RHS good plant guide — Hillier gardener's
guide to trees — PPP index, the European ... merit plants — Lexicon of Latin
names — Dictionary of common names — Garden societies — UK gardens
Cultivar ...

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Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

plants on show > KENNETH A. BECKETT discusses plants that took his eye at
the RHS show on October 8 and 9 IT was a real treat to step ... on the Nerine
Society stand is that it was from the original Fletcher by the Royal Botanic
Gardens , Kew , was most notecross . ... issue of the RHS Journal , wherein the
history of this plant is discussed and a full Latin diagnosis of the new intergeneric
name is given .

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The Gardener s Magazine

F.C.C . , R.H.S. , May 17 . Messrs . W. T. Ware , Lim . , Inglescombe , Bath .
Maculata globosa grandiflora . — We much object to the use of such an extended
Latin name for a garden variety of tulip . Such names tend to confusion , and
often ...

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Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal

I.A.B. OPEN DAY competition in the R.H.S. halls , Westvate , commercial or public
breeders in minster , London , S.W.1 . ... A NEW SHELL BOOK They are listed
under their Latin The Harrogate and District Professional names together with ...

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Gardener s Quiz and Puzzle Book

Test your botanical knowledge with over 100 puzzles and quizzes to ensnare and delight, cultivated by leading garden writer and garden expert Simon Arkeroyd and puzzle and quizmaster Dr Gareth Moore.

Author: Simon Akeroyd

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ISBN: 9781925820423

Category:

Page: 224

View: 170

Test your botanical knowledge with over 100 puzzles and quizzes designed to ensnare and delight. Cultivated by garden expert Simon Arkeroyd and puzzle and quizmaster Dr Gareth Moore, this book contains breathtaking botanical illustrations throughout and a wide range of quizzes and puzzles perfect for any gardener who thinks they know their onions.