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RHS Latin for Gardeners

RHS Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

  • 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

RHS Latin for Gardeners

Over 3000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

  • Author: Lorraine Harrison,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • 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

RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

  • 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.

A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

  • Author: Peter Parker
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1408706156
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 336
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How did the delphinium get its name? Which parts of the body lend their names to auriculas and orchids? Who are the gentian, lobelia and heuchera named after? Why are nasturtiums and antirrhinums connected? What does an everlasting pea have to do with Indian miniature paintings? These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin. Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very useful tool for everyday gardening. It allows us to find our way around nurseries; it sorts out confusions when two plants have the same English name; and it gives us all kinds of information about how big or small a plant will grow, what shape or colour it will develop, and what habitat it prefers. In his lively survey, Parker agues that Botanical Latin is not merely useful, but fun. The naming of plants draws upon geography, social and medical history, folklore, mythology, language, literature, the human body, the animal kingdom and all manner of ancient beliefs and superstitions. The book, beautifully illustrated with old woodcuts, explains how and why plants have been named, includes handy lists of identifying adjectives, and takes the reader down some of the stranger byways of human endeavour and eccentricity.

Latin for Gardeners

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

  • Author: Lorraine Harrison
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022600919X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
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Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.

A Portable Latin for Gardeners

A Portable Latin for Gardeners

More Than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain

  • Author: James Armitage
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022645536X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
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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.

RHS Gardener’s Botanical

RHS Gardener’s Botanical

An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names

  • 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.

Gardener's Latin

Gardener's Latin

A Lexicon

  • Author: Bill Neal
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1565127439
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 144
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DIV For more than a decade, gardeners have been turning to a beautiful little hardcover book called Gardener's Latin, by Bill Neal. 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. Gardener's Latin leads us down the path from abbreviatus to zonatus, turning aside here and there along the way for little-known horticultural facts and fables and the wisdom of gardeners from Virgil to Vita Sackville-West.“/DIV>

The Gardener's Botanical

The Gardener's Botanical

An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names - with More than 5,000 Entries

  • Author: Ross Bayton
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691209138
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: N.A
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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.