Posts Tagged ‘garden terminology’

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Soulful Plotting: Garden Term of the Week

October 28, 2011

Bolting: 

Premature formation of flower and seedstalk usually in biennial crops during the first year of growth and in crops during a heat wave.

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Soulful Plotting: Garden Terms

October 21, 2011

Ped

A single natural soil aggregate such as crumb, prism, or granule.

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Soulful Plotting

October 8, 2011

Pome: 

Fleshy fruit with leathery core such as apple, pear, and quince.

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Soulful Plotting

September 30, 2011

Frond:

The branch and leaf structure of a fern or members of the palm family

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Soulful Plotting

September 23, 2011

AHS:

Abbreviation for the American Horticultural Society.

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Soulful Plotting

September 16, 2011

Cyme

A flat-topped or domed flower head in which the center flowers open first.

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Soulful Plotting

September 9, 2011

Sapling
A very young tree.

Leader

The main shoot of a sapling that eventually becomes the trunk of the tree.

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Soulful Plotting

September 2, 2011

Framework:

The bare branches or skeleton of a tree or shrub.

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Soulful Plotting

August 26, 2011

Crown:

The plant crown is where the stem meets the roots. Most crowns are planted at soil level or a little above ground level. Burying the crown below the soil can lead to rot and eventually kill the plant.


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Soulful Plotting

August 19, 2011

Canker:

A bacterial or fungal disease on woody plants. Gradual death will occur in the cambium layer leaving sunken bark lesions.

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