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Gardenstew Glossary Index

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:09 pm

Gardenstew Glossary Index

Have a suggestion for a word or gardening term? Please leave a comment below. Thank you,

Jerry


Glossary A
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Glossary B
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Glossary C
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Glossary D
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Glossary E
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-34-e-words-and-terms-beginning-with-e.html

Glossary F
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-35-f-words-and-terms-beginning-with-f.html

Glossary G
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Glossary H
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-37-h-words-and-terms-beginning-with-h.html

Glossary I
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-38-i-words-and-terms-beginning-with-i.html

Glossary J
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-40-j-words-and-terms-beginning-with-j.html

Glossary K
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-42-k-words-and-terms-beginning-with-k.html

Glossary L
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-43-l-words-and-terms-beginning-with-l.html

Glossary M
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-44-m-words-and-terms-beginning-with-m.html

Glossary N
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-45-n-words-and-terms-beginning-with-n.html

Glossary O
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-50-o-words-and-terms-beginning-with-o.html

Glossary P
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-41-p-words-and-terms-beginning-with-p.html

Glossary Q
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-47-q-words-and-terms-beginning-with-q.html

Glossary R
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-48-r-words-and-terms-beginning-with-r.html

Glossary S
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-49-s-words-and-terms-beginning-with-s.html

Glossary T
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-51-t-words-and-terms-beginning-with-t.html

Glossary U
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-39-u-words-and-terms-beginning-with-u.html

Glossary V
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-52-v-words-and-terms-beginning-with-v.html

Glossary W
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-53-w-words-and-terms-beginning-with-w.html

Glossary X
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-54-x-words-and-terms-beginning-with-x.html

Glossary Y
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-55-y-words-and-terms-beginning-with-y.html

Glossary Z
http://www.gardenstew.com/blog/e10953-56-z-words-and-terms-beginning-with-z.html

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The lighter side of reality, chapter 4 MONSTER!! MONSTER!!

Category: The back yard | Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:00 pm

MONSTER!! MONSTER!! The words penetrated the door followed by incessant pounding and terrified screaming that could only have come from one Mr. Mouse. The mouse, a close friend of Mr Monk, spent the evening hours exploring as many corridors, caves and "bottomless" pits as he could find, filling pages of his "Map of the world". Mr. Monk rushed to open the door. The mouse fell into the room. "The Door!! The Door!! Bar the door!!" The mouse screamed as he rolled across the floor. Mr. Monk dropped the bar across the door just as a loud thud shook the now secure entryway. The chipmunk stepped back and helped his friend to his paws. "What have you found Mr. Mouse?" Inquired the chipmunk. "It was dark and as I walked around a corner, I ran right into its mouth." "Its tongues, two of them ran across my face! Terrifying to say the least." "Then I ran into one of its huge teeth as I turned to escape down the corridor." "I could hear the monster behind me banging the sides of the tunnel." "It was all I could do to get here and safety." The tea was ready and Mr. Monk poured some into a polished acorn cup and handed it to friend. The security of Mr. Monk's home had a calming effect and the mouse was soon relaxed enough to hold the cup. The chipmunk disappeared briefly and soon returned with some fresh acorn muffins. Together they looked into one of wise old owl's books soon identified the underground denizen as a snake. The two friends decided it was best to mark the map and when they found it safe, wall up that part of the tunnel. The flickering acorn lamps made their shadows dance on the wall. The two friends talked well into the night, in the underground realm, a couple of steps away from reality.

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Z: Words and Terms beginning with Z

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Z

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Jerry

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Zonal: Having light and dark rings. Example: Zonal geranium leaf.

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Y: Words and Terms beginning with Y

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Y

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Yeast: A single celled organism(Unicellular ascomycetes) The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae converts carbohydrates into Carbon dioxide and alcohol.

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X: Words and Terms beginning with X

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:49 am

X

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Xeriscaping: An alternative method of gardening that relies on little or no irrigation as a water source.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable for category.

Xerosere: A sucession of plants in a reduced moisture environment i.e. desert or rocky terrain..

Xerophyte: A plant able to withstand extended periods of drought.

Xylem: A transport system for water and nutrients. Like the veins and arteries in your body these plant systems are the highways for water and nutrients. The Xylem moves water and minerals from the root to provide for plant growth.
Reference Post http://www.gardenstew.com/about31374.html

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W: Words and terms beginning with W

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:47 am

W

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Jerry

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Wall/Trellis Plants that climb or cascade in such a way as to utilize the wall or trellis in persute of sunlight and enhance their possablilties of propagation.

Water Plant: A plant that by its very nature survives best by having its roots immersed in water.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Water Shoot: A sprig eminating from the root of a tree.

Weed: A plant considered undesirable, or troublesome, especially one growing where it has not been planted, or is not wanted, as in a garden.
Submitted by Kay

Whorled Having 3 or more leaves per node.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Leaf Shape category.

Wildflower: A flower originating in a wild habitat.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Wildflower Garden: a garden that displays flowers from a wild native habitat
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the suitable for category.

Wilt: The deteration of a leaf by loss of moisture, by disease or by excessive temperature. Suggested by Cayuga Morning

Windbreak:Trees, shrubs, large and medium that impede the wind up to 60%. Trees: Acer campestre (field maple) Acer. platanoides (Norway maple), Populus Balsam Spire (poplar); large bushes:Amelanchier canadensis (serviceberry), Elaeagnus angustifolia (oleaster), Syringa vulgaris (lilac). medium: bushes:Berberis, Tamarix (tamarisk)
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the suitable for category.

Windthrow: The process where trees are felled by severe windstorms. The resulting debris then provides habitat for a host of plants and animals as well as returning carbon to the soil. Other related terms are windprune, windsnap and windtilt. All in some degree, describe the effects to trees of extreme wind storms.

Woodland Garden:A garden typically sited in the shade of large deciduous trees incorporating shade or partial shade loving plants as well as mosses rocks and ferns. Examples: Ferns like Christmas, deer or chain fern, trillium, hostas, jack-in-the-pulpit, Hypum(moss)
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the suitable for category.

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V: Words and Terms beginning with V

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:31 pm

V

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Jerry

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Valves: The portion of the pod that upon reaching maturity and proper turgor acts as a coil spring and launches the enclosed seeds .

Variegated: having various colors or color patterns. Usually refers to plant foliage that is streaked, edged, blotched, or mottled with a contrasting color, often green with yellow, cream, or white. Submitted by Kay

Variety: A botanical ranking below species

Vascular Tissue: The plant tissue that contains the Phylem and Xylem, used for transporting nutrients.

Vasculum: A container used to collect plant specimens.

Vegetable: A plant or part of a plant used for food.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Vegetable Garden: A plot of land used to grow plants used for food.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the suitable for category.

Velanem: A covering of dead epidermis around the root of an epiphyte that protects the inner cells and allows for moisture transfer to the plant. Example: Orchids.

Vespertine flower: A flower that blooms in the evening hours.

Vine:Vines come in a variety forms utilizing several methods to accomplish growth. Coiling around an object for support, using tendrils to aid in climbing or using adventitious roots vines climb for the best position and more light. Examples are morning glory, english ivy and Clematis.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Volunteer: A plant or flower growning from seed, not intended for the location it is growing in.. They are often self seeding annuals, wind blown seeds or dropped by birds or animals.

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T: Words and Terms beginning with T

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:30 pm

T

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Jerry


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Taxonomy: The examination of plants and their classification

Tendril: A narrow stem used by a vine for support and to climb

Terrestrial: Associated with growing on the ground as opposed to arial or on rocks

Testa: the outer coat of a seed.

Tetraploid: A plant that has 4 sets of chromosomes. Example: daylilies

Thorn: The sharp pointed modification of a stem.

Trailing: The plant characteristic defined by creeping ground growth or a cascade of plant material from a hanging potted plant.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Transgenic Plant: A genetically engineered plant having had DNA inserted

Tree: A tall woody perennial with lateral branches extending from the trunk.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Trifoliate/Ternate: A leaf characterized by its division into three sections. Example: Acer cissifolium
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Tripinnate:A leaf having three series of pinnate leaves or leaflets. Example: Thrice cut ferns-Dryopteris intermedia
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Tropical: Plants indigenous to zones 11-13. Some tropical plants are hardy to zone 9
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Tropical Garden: A garden that incorporates plants from zones greater than 9b.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable for category.

Truncate: A leaf whose end is abruptly terminated in a blunt end. Example: A tulip tree
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Tuber: A subterranian swollen root area used for nutriant storage by some plants. Example: Potato

Tunic: The outer protective covering of a bulb.

Turgor Pressure: The influx of water causes pressure on the cell wall and a plant becomes turgid. It's the difference between a wilting plant and a rigid plant.

Tuber: A thickened portion of underground stem used for energy storage and reproduction. Submitted by Kay

Tuberous root: A true root, is used as a storage mechanism for plant carbohydrates and is distinguished from tubers, rhizomes, bulbs and corms which are not roots. Examples: carrots, radishes and dandelions

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O: Words and Terms beginning with O

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:24 am

O

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Obcordate: Heart-shaped, stem attaches to tapering point
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Obovate: Teardrop-shaped, stem attaches to tapering point
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Obtuse: With a blunt tip
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Opposite: The arraignment of two leaves on the same node on either side of a stem.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Orbicular: A leaf with a circular shape
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Organic: Refers to material derived from a living source. Grown only natural fertilizer and no use of artificial chemicals. Suggested by Cayuga Morning

Oriental Garden: A garden usually simple in nature with focal points connected by stepping stones or gravel. Many feature a pond with Koi.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Suitable Fore category.

Ornamental: Plants grown for displays and special purposes. Example: cut flowers or holiday decorations.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Osmosis: The process by a plant membrane to transfer liquids from the side with the most concentration to the side with the lesser concentration.

Ovate: Oval, egg-shaped, with a tapering point
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

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S: Words and Terms beginning with S

Category: Botanical Glossary | Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:15 am

S

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Samara: Is a winged achene or fruit. The fibrous wing allows the fruit to travel on the wind further from the parent plant. An example would be the seeds of maple trees(Acer) and Elm trees(Ulmus)

Sandy / Light: Lacking organic matter, the soil is low in nutrients and will not retain water. Composed of more sand than clay sandy soil is easily cultivated and warms up more quickly than clay soil.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Soli Types category.

Scale A sap feeding insect often recognised by the sticky residue left as a result of feeding. Mature insects are light brown to brown hard shelled and attached to a stem or underside of a leaf.

Scape: The flower stalk of a plant without leaves. Example Daylily scape.

Seed: Covered by a protective coat seeds contain all the embryonic information to produce another plant.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Propagation Techniques category.

Seed Pod: A container that contains seeds of a flower

Senescence The process wherein a plant ages. Cell division and growth capacity ceases or is severely deminished.

Sepal: Part of the protective covering of a flower bud, collectively called the calyx.
Reference: http://www.gardenstew.com/about32159.html

Shade Garden: An area of land that receives dapple shade/sun or less than 2-3 hours direct sun, Morning is better than mid or afternoon sun. Deep shade receives little or no direct sunlight. Like the color gray there is a also a wide latitude for shade.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the suitable for category.

Shrub: A woody plant with multiple stems growing less than 12-14 feet. Stems are less tham 3 inches in diameter.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Side Shoots: a shoot that grows laterally away from the plant stem.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Propagation Techniques category.

Silty: Waterborn sand, soil or mud deposited as a sediment.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Soli Types category.

Slug / Snail Resistant: A plant that is inherently unappetizing to a gastropod or mollusk.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the wildlife Value category.

Soil pH: A measure of soil acidity or alkalinity. While the scale allows for a range of 0 to 14 plants usually live on soil with a ph range of 5.0 to 9.0 pH effects the ability pf a plant to use nutrients hence the need to monitor soil ph to accommodate the needs of plants.

Solanine: A poison found in members of the nightshade family. Noted members whose leaves and flowers are toxic are tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and peppers.

Spatulate:A leaf that like a spatula is narrow in the beginning and widens to a larger spoon shape
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Spear-shaped: Or hastate shaped is pointed at the tip, widening to the base that forms pointed lobes resembling barbs.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Speciation clock: Is a molecular evolution timing technique used to identify the separation of species over geologic time.

Spice: Parts of plants used in seasoning food. They can be seeds, leaves pods or other parts, fresh or dried.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Spores: A single or multi-celled organism that is the reproduction mechanism for a plant or fungi either asexually or with another spore.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Propagation Techniques category.

Stamen: The organ that produces pollen in a flower

Stem Cutting: A process wherein a plant is propagated using a portion of a stem planted in a new media and allowed to establish new roots.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Propagation Techniques category.

Stolon / Runner: A surface root that traverses the ground establishing roots at nodes as well as new plants.
You will find this term in the plants edit section under
the Propagation Techniques category.

Stomata: an orifice or hole in a leaf that allows for the exchange of gases like oxygen and carbon-dioxide. Usually found on the underside of a leaf.

Sublimation: The transition of a solid to a gas without going through an intermediary stage of a liquid. i.e. ice to water vapor

subnivean space: Refers to the low shallow space that forms between the snowpack and the ground. Here animals such as mice and voles are active during the winter seeking food and relative security from predators. As the snow melts the meandering tunnels of these creatures becomes more evident. Suggested by Cayuga Morming

Subtropical: Regions located between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn defined by areas of temperature and periods of rainfall and geographic elevation.
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Subulate: A long slender awl shaped leaf with a tapered point. Example:juniperus communis
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the leaf shape category.

Succulent: A plant that stores water in thick leaves and or stems as a safeguard against dry periods. Examples: Medicine Plant(Aloe Vera), Pincushion Cactus (Mammillaria).
You will find this word in the plants edit section under
the Plant Type category.

Sucker: A new growing shoot. Underground plant roots produce suckers to form new stems and spread by means of these suckering roots to form large plantings, or colonies. Submitted by Kay

Symbiotic: A relationship wherein each organism contributes to the well being of the other. Example: Lichen

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