Ladybugs, Tiger Lilies, and Wallflowers

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Prentice Hall General Reference, 1993 - Gardening - 232 pages
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With more than 100 million devotees throughout the U.S., gardening is our most popular leisure activity. And the vocabulary of gardening that has grown over the ages is every bit as colorful as the flowers themselves. Here are intriguing and amusing stories behind plant and insect names and many common phrases.

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Ladybugs, tiger lilies and wallflowers

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Hendrickson covers the origins of 600 gardening words in a dictionary arrangement with mostly one-paragraph explanations, though some terms receive longer treatment of ten or more paragraphs ... Read full review

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Robert Hendrickson is the author of several critically acclaimed works on the English language, including Human Words, American Talk: The Words and Ways of American Dialects; The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins; and Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms. He is also the author of several celebrated works on American literature and the Civil War. He lives in Peconic, New York.

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