A Gardener's Latin

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Hearst Books, 1999 - Gardening - 80 pages
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Sooner or later every gardener encounters a certain intriguing plant or species that is known by several different legitimate names. Which is the correct one to use, becomes the question. And this is where A Gardener's Latin comes to the rescue. Without presupposing the knowledge of even "high school" Latin, this charming volume demystifies plant nomenclature. Key Latinate words are translated into English. Cumbersome names are rendered easy to pronounce, usually providing indications of the plant's normal habitat, flowering periods, leaf patterns, & all sorts of other useful information. A Gardener's Latin is more reference tool than plain dictionary, with beautiful watercolor-collage illustrations. An introduction explains how plants are classified, then lists plants' names. Following pages focus on colors, flower & leaf shapes, fragrance, size, indigenous country, & so forth. A thoughtful gift to tillers of the soil, A Gardener's Latinwill be well appreciated by novices & experts alike.

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Bird is a full-time writer on the subject of gardens and gardening. He also judges at local horticulture shows.

Morley studied graphic design and illustration at St. Martin's School of Art. Over theyears her collage work has found application in a wide variety of areas.

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