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”

Biochar: cutting-edge technique with ancient roots

Dating back thousands of years to a civilization in the Amazon Basin, soil scientists have analyzed regions of dark rich soil found within historically inhabited areas and found high concentrations of charcoal and organic matter.