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RHS Latin for Gardeners
Author: Lorraine Harrison

ISBN: 9781845337315
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 October 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 17.3 x 2.3
Description:
Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefirt from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the myserious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online

RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling 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), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell.

Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations.

Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today.

Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their ...

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