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  • Botanical Latin

    This reference work explains the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the roots and origins of Latin and latinised geographical names, colour terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, and the formation of names and epithets. An invaluable source of information for…

  • RHS Latin for Gardeners

    RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions),…

  • RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organised into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make…

  • Gardener's Latin

    …through the Latin words that describe and distinguish plants and flowers and compiled a single volume of select definitions and gardening lore. Narcissus bulbocodium or Narcissus cyclamineus? Isabellinus , iadinus , ianthinus? Basilaris or basilicus? Today's gardeners encounter Latin terms like…

  • Name That Plant: An Illustrated Guide

    Botanical Latin has become a common language for the dedicated gardener. But for the less experienced the Latin names can appear confusing. However, once you understand the basic rules they are actually rather easy to use. It is quite common for people to refer to plants by either their common or…

  • Gardening: A Beginner's Guide

    …right plants for the soil and position, caring for your lawn and growing fruit and vegetables. Gardening indoors and maintenance are also included. Written by an experienced garden journalist, this no-nonsense guide uses common names rather than Latin ones and even includes a gardener's dictionary.

  • A Little Book of Latin for Gardeners

    …with Indian miniature paintings? These are some of the questions answered in Peter Parker's adventurous exploration of the mysteries of Botanical Latin. Evolved over many centuries and often thought to belong to the rarefied world of scholars and scientists, this invented language is in fact a very…

  • RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle Book

    100 Brainteasers for Gardeners Who Know Their Onions Ever wanted to show just how much you know about roses? Or see if you can remember the Latin name for Japanese Maple? RHS Gardener's Quiz & Puzzle Book is designed to test your horticultural and botanical knowledge with puzzles to delight and…

  • The Wild Flower Key

    …accepted as the best of its kind for its combination of meticulous illustrations and the use of keys to aid recognition. For this new edition the Latin names have been revised in accordance with the current classification system. It is now published as the ideal book for the serious student of…

  • Discovering Wild Plant Names

    Many wild plant names originate from early Greek, Latin or Old English and through the ages their original meanings have become misunderstood or unknown. This book aims to bring order to the confusion of botanical classification by tracing the origins of both the popular English names and the…

  • RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

    RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail. From roses…

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  • Cottage Garden Flowers

    …old roses, Phlox, Primula, or Virburnum. No longer in danger of being forgotten, these traditional flowering plants have now re-established their place at the heart of garden design. Includes a plant name section allowing readers to identify current plants from the Latin names within the text.

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