Friday, September 15, 2006

BASIC GARDENING VOCABULARY (CONTINUED)

Here is the continuation of the most basic gardening vocabulary you'll ever need. This bunch is from "G to O". The rest to follow tomorrow!
Again if there's a word you think belongs here, let me know...


• grafting- to unite plants to form a graft or to propagate said plant by grafting
• greenhouse- an enclosed structure (usually glass) and used for the cultivation or protection of tender plants
• ground cover- a planting of low plants (as pachysandra) that covers the ground instead of turf
• herb- a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities
• houseplants-any plant grown or kept indoors
• humus- a brown or black material resulting from partial decomposition of plant or animal matter which forms the organic portion of soil
• hydroponics- the growing of plants in nutrient solutions (as opposed to soil)
• insecticide-an agent that destroys insects
• landscaping- To adorn or improve (a section of ground) by contouring and by planting flowers, shrubs, or trees.
• legume- any of a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees having fruits that are legumes bearing nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including important food and forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers)
• loppers- pruning shears with long handles
• manure- Manure is understood to mean the refuse from stables and barnyards, including both excreta and straw or other bedding material
• mulch- a protective covering (sawdust, compost, paper, or plastic) spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion, control weeds, enrich the soil, or keep fruit (as strawberries) clean
• node- The point on a stem where a leaf is attached or has been attached; a joint.
• organic matter- Plant and animal residues such as leaves, trimmings, and manure in various stages of decomposition
• ornamental- a plant usually grown for its beauty.

2 Comments:

At September 15, 2006, Anonymous Helpful said...

How about "herbicide", an agent that kills plants.

 
At September 15, 2006, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

I actually thought I had this one! But, you're right, I didn't. I have added it to the final list as well.

 

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