Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Is Gardening a Foreign Language to You?

I studied horticulture in the Netherlands so, when I moved back to the states I realized I didn’t know how to speak gardening in English! There is a huge, very specific vocabulary we use to describe plants, soil, maintenance etc. Lucky for me botanical Latin is the same everywhere. I just happen to speak it with a Dutch accent, much to the comic relief of all my friends.

Help is on it’s way! Horticulture powerhouses Maria Zampini and Pamela Bennett have just published Garden-pedia; An A- Z Guide to Gardening Terms. Thanks to this new book, people like my brother-in-law Ken can join the conversation instead of glazing over when we start to talk about gardening. Finally, a clear, concise book with over 200 useful terms for the layman gardener. I think it would also be an excellent guide for summer staff at garden centers and, would benefit Master Gardeners and horticulture students as well. What better gift is there for that special gardener in your life? Mother's Day isn’t too far off… 

Where was this book when I needed it !?

Visit Maria’s website to purchase a single copy or to place a wholesale order. A portion of the proceeds goes to The Ohio University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

Win a Free Copy!
Tell us why you need this book for a chance to win a copy from my friend Maria Zampini. Leave us a message on the American Beauties Native Plants Facebook page or write to me at: We’ll select a winner on March 31st.

Bringing Life to Your Garden!
Have fun out there, Peggy Anne

1 comment:

  1. This book really seems a perfect gift for mothers and since my mom is a gardener too, I would prefer this book for her than any other thing. Thanks for sharing.