master the garden

part three botany basics: roots In this third installment of botany basics – roots are discussed. Perhaps the most important system of any plant – is the root system. They absorb nutrients and moisture, anchor the plant or tree to the soil, support the stem or trunk, and store food. In some plants the rootsContinue reading “master the garden”

latin for the accidental gardener

Not often do gardeners have the opportunity to bring something back to life. Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it’s still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers How do you say soil in Latin? Well, there are 6 ways to refer to soil: soli, terra, humus, telis, and ager. soli The wordContinue reading “latin for the accidental gardener”

master the garden

Study guide for Master Gardener Programs. Gardening can have impact – positive and negative – on the environment, so take your skill and knowledge to the ‘next level’ and become aware of environmental protection and improvement practices. This series will direct you to becoming a Master Gardener and practice sustainable gardening.

latin for the accidental gardener

Not often do gardeners have the opportunity to bring something back to life. Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it’s still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers How do you say Gardener in Latin? quia hortulanus esset sounds so sophisticated! Gardeners speak horticultural Latin daily without much thought.Continue reading “latin for the accidental gardener”

my summer love – the hydrangea

Like puffs of cotton candy, the summer hydrangea – sweet and nostalgic in summer and evoking saudade as it fades in the fall, a feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness with the passing of the season – I will always anticipate the return of my summer love…. hydrangea Recently, a visitor to the NewhalemContinue reading “my summer love – the hydrangea”

latin for the accidental gardener

Not often do gardeners have the opportunity to bring something back to life. Latin is now considered a dead language, meaning it’s still used in specific contexts, but does not have any native speakers. Many scientific names are constructed from Latin or Greek roots and in contrast to common names, a scientific name is the same inContinue reading “latin for the accidental gardener”