Learn the Latin: It's always good to know the name

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Learn the Latin

By Xeramtheum
October 26, 2014

Learning Latin names is not as difficult as you might think. A little at a time, we can learn the Latin names of our plants and avoid quite a bit of confusion.

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Name: Kurt Nehrbass
Buffalo, NY (Zone 5b)
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KurtMN
Nov 1, 2014 8:45 AM CST
I have to chuckle to myself sometimes. I remember going to Catholic High School and one of the subjects that everyone had to take was Latin. I was a protestant in a Catholic school and I had no idea why on earth I had to learn Latin. It wasn't that difficult actually, since most words are spoken as spelled. The remembering was the hard part. Little did I know I was a blossoming gardener and as I got older I used the scientific names just as much as the common names. So I'm very used to reading and speaking the latin names, even though there are some that are real tongue twisters. Sticking tongue out
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Nov 1, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Lol .. indeed - it's almost an olympic feat saying some of the names.
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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