Author Neal has weeded through the Latin words that describe and distinguish among plants and flowers and compiled a glossary of the Latin terms that appear with increasing frequency on nursery tags and the pages of gardening catalogs. Includes garden lore and literature, such as why basil is the herb of dread and suspicion, and more. Over 2,500 entries. Two-color illustrations throughout.
Author Bill Neal has weeded through the Latin words that describe and distinguish among plants and flowers and compiled a single volume of select definitions and gardening lore. As Latin terms appear with increasing frequency on nursery tags and the pages of gardening catalogs, we need such brief, clear definitions for the finite number of Latin terms that combine to form the names of a seemingly infinite number of plant species. Equally welcome are the little-known horticultural facts and fables which fill the broad margins of every page.
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