Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home Gardener

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Food Products Press, 1993 - Gardening - 102 pages
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As an inquisitive, well-informed home gardener, you may be confused by the terms you encounter in gardening books and magazines. This book by horticulturist Bob Gough defines in simple, everyday language nearly 1,500 terms of importance to gardeners. There are terms on just about every aspect of gardening--from names to measuring terms and abbreviations. You'll find entries for specific plant names and entries on common sources of trouble such as "yellows" and "rust" and animal pests such as "mites" and "thrips." Whether the gardening practice is old or new, European or American, scientific or traditional, it carries its own vocabulary. The Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home Gardener is a comprehensive glossary for the home horticulturist; it defines most of the terms home gardeners or beginning horticulturists are likely to encounter as they work. You can use it like a dictionary to look up unfamiliar terms and then quickly get back to your plants.

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Robert Gough holds a doctorate in botany and is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Montana State University. He is the author of 17 gardening books, 500 extension service publications, and articles for "Fine Gardening, Country Journal, National Gardening, Zone 4, Montana Magazine, " and "Harrowsmith." He served as Extension Horticulturalist in Montana, hosted the popular "Dr. Bob 's Northern Gardening Tips "radio program for 10 years, and was a panel member on PBS 's "Montana Ag Live "for 15 years. He is a Fellow of both the American Society for Horticultural Science and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, as well as a member of the advisory board of Zone 4.

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