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Basic Glossary for Beginning Gardeners

By Sharon
October 8, 2013

New gardeners often hear words that are unfamiliar to them. Here's a short list of basic gardening terms and their definitions.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 7, 2013 6:28 PM CST
This is wonderful Sharon & should help beginner gardeners immensely! Thumbs up
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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fiwit
Oct 7, 2013 6:33 PM CST
I agree

thumbed and starred, my friend...thumbed and starred Thumbs up
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 7, 2013 6:44 PM CST
Yes, & I got a newbie today on the welcoming committee who said he came here to learn & I am going to send him a link to the article.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Oct 7, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Thanks ladies, and Ann I hope it is helpful to the newbie!
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Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Oct 7, 2013 7:10 PM CST
Great article, printed it out because you never know when a friend needs information. Your articles are always great. Hurray!
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angele
Oct 7, 2013 7:22 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
so helpful!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 7, 2013 7:57 PM CST
A very nice addition to our much needed "Glossary" feature! Good job! Thumbs up We take so many terms for granted, not realizing that not everyone is familiar with them!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 7, 2013 9:38 PM CST
woofie said:A very nice addition to our much needed "Glossary" feature! Good job! Thumbs up We take so many terms for granted, not realizing that not everyone is familiar with them!


I agree! Good for "oldbies" too. I need reminders about biennial
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 8, 2013 2:46 AM CST
Bravo Sharon! Every gardener needs this Thumbs up
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 8, 2013 4:39 AM CST
Great job, Sharon! The vocabulary related to gardening can be overwhelming, but this list is a great start for a beginning gardener. And I learned a new word too-bolting Thumbs up
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 8, 2013 9:28 AM CST
Glad you all think the glossary will be helpful. I'm sure there are even more basic terms that should be included, but maybe this is a start. I hope eventually we have a 'glossary' tab that we can open at will right here on ATP. There's always something new to be learned about gardening. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Lockport, IL (Zone 5b)
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Lynn0805
Oct 8, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Hi Sharon...This "newbie" very much appreciates your basic gardening terminology list. Looking forward to learning so much from this great website and it's wonderfully helpful members! Thanks so much! Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 8, 2013 9:59 AM CST
Hi Lynn!

It's so good to have you with us, and it's for sure you will find an answer to just about anything you ask here at ATP. It's also for sure you won't be a 'newbie' for very long around here. Welcome to All Things Plants! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 8, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Lovely avatar Lynn!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Oct 8, 2013 12:05 PM CST
Isn't it pretty? I just keep looking at it, love the hummer, but also love the red!
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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Oct 8, 2013 1:32 PM CST
Great glossary for beginners, Sharon, especially with pictures. Thumbs up
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 8, 2013 1:44 PM CST
Sharon said:Isn't it pretty? I just keep looking at it, love the hummer, but also love the red!

I agree
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 8, 2013 2:17 PM CST
I agree
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Oct 8, 2013 5:24 PM CST
rocklady said:Great glossary for beginners, Sharon, especially with pictures. Thumbs up


I agree Thumbs up Thumbs up I tip my hat to you. Smiling

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