Taylor's Dictionary for Gardeners

Taylor's Dictionary for Gardeners

The Definitive Guide to the Language of Horticulture

Book - 1997
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From everyday gardening terms to essential botanical Latin, this illustrated book is truly a dictionary of horticultural literacy for gardeners of every level of interest and experience. With 2,000 entries and 275 illustrations, Taylor's Dictionary for Gardeners defines and clearly explains the terminology of horticulture, including:The botanical names of common species, or how to read a plant label, Horticultural terms - the difference between genus,species, cultivar, and hybrid, Garden techniques, such as what it means to scarify seeds and distress roots, The anatomy and physiology of plants, including the everyday significance of apical dominance, Historical gardening terms and styles, from ha-ha to bedding out. The book also includes names and descriptions of garden tools and insect pests, brief biographies of famous gardeners, and listings of botanical gardens and institutions in the world of horticulture.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.
ISBN: 9780395876060
Branch Call Number: 635.03 T253
Characteristics: 351 pages : illustrations
Alternative Title: Dictionary for gardeners


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