Garden-Pedia: An A-To-Z Guide to Gardening Terms

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$16.95  $15.76
St. Lynn's Press
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6.0 X 7.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Pamela Bennett is the State Master Gardener volunteer coordinator for Ohio, and is the Horticulture Educator and Director for Ohio State University Extension in Clark County. She has a degree in landscape horticulture.
Maria Zampini runs the horticultural marketing firm, UpShoot, LLC, in Lake County, Ohio. She researches plant trends and develops and introduces new plants to the horticultural market.
This cool, user-friendly garden dictionary will quickly become your go-to guide! Bravo to veteran plantswomen Maria and Pam for writing this fun, informative, concise book. -Tracy DiSabato-Aust, best-selling author and garden communicator
From binomial nomenclature for species on up to plant families & why it matters to a context for exotic invasive pests & plants & the term 'aggressive' for native plants that may also cause problems in certain landscape contexts, this book helps us to rethink what we think we know.--Jim Chattfield "The Buckeye "
In Garden-pedia you get a key to unlock the secrets of gardening language spoken by growers. This cleanly designed and easy-to-read book is packed with insights into the importance and benefits of using Latin names over common names of plants, as well as the definitions of terms bandied about by those who know the language by heart. This will make a great addition to your gardening library or a great gift for a gardening friend. -Patty Craft, content director at Horticulture Magazine
Easy to read but hard to put down. Maria Zampini and Pam Bennett have made the science of horticulture easy to understand. For the professional horticulturalist, this book is a great reminder of the need to connect with consumers in a way that encourages them to garden. This book should be on every plant lover's required reading list. -Michael V. Geary, CAE President & CEO, AmericanHort
For any busy person, trying to make sense of their own little corner of the world, look no further. This is the book. Just the book you need to make sense of this sometimes crazy and confusing world of horticulture. Gardening shouldn't be complicated. But just in case you need some help, this book is a great place to start. Finally, a guide to gardening that breaks down some of the most confusing terms to everyday speak. My kinda book! If you've ever felt adrift in a sea of gardening terms, this book is your lighthouse. All you need for a casual and ready reference to some of the most important terms every gardener should know. -Joe Lamp'l, Executive Producer & Host: Growing a Greener World(R), Founder & CEO: The joe gardener(R) Company
Maria and Pam have bridged the gap for the home gardener to help them understand what the professionals are REALLY saying. A must-have for anyone who gardens!-Denise Schreiber, Mrs. Know It All of "The Organic Gardeners" radio show, author of Eat Your Roses...Pansies, Lavender and 49 other Delicious Flowers, Region 2 Director, Garden Writers Association
Too many of us in the horticulture world get caught up in complex terminology when talking about plants and gardening, which may scare people off unnecessarily. This book is a great A-Z guide that makes turning your outdoor space into something beautiful less daunting. So don't be afraid to try your hand at gardening; this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand terms to make it all more understandable and approachable. Happy Gardening! -Diane Blazek, Executive Director, All-America Selections/National Garden Bureau
When there are more than a dozen "how-to-garden" type books out there, it seems to me that gardening has become way too complicated for our friends and daughters. Gardening should be enjoyable, therapeutic and creative, not overwhelming. Garden-pedia does something for me that most other books do not; it takes the intimidation out of this calming, joyous hobby as well as simplifies the language of plant science and makes us a little smarter. All books should be as useful, fun and functional. I would not be without this book. -Dr. Allan M. Armitage, author, App developer, speaker and coiner of "nativar" and "55-mile per hour plant".
Pamela Bennett, a horticulturalist with the Ohio State University Extension and educator with the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, has probably answered more gardening questions for amateur and professional gardeners than anyone else in the state. Bennett and co-author Maria Zampini have penned Garden-pedia: An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms (St. Lynn's Press) that is a good source to have on the bookshelf.--Jill Sell "Read Now. Plant Later. New spring books provide plenty of inspiration for homeowners' gardens. "
She (Maria) has finally solved the problem by writing, with horticulturist Pamela Bennett, "Garden-pedia: An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms" (St. Lynn's Press), which codifies a lot of the terminology that new and veteran gardeners use.--William Hageman "'Garden-pedia' authors get to the root of gardening terminology "
Some garden books are best read from cover to cover; others, as references, sit on a shelf until you need to look up a term or a technique. The brand-new Garden-pedia (St. Lynn's, 224 pages, $16.95), by two Ohioans, is a happy combination of both. Subtitled An A-to-Z Guide to Gardening Terms, the book will sweep you along with its friendly tone as you learn about everything from accents (plants bold enough to stand on their own) to zones (geographic areas defined by temperature).--Diana Lockwood "Green-thumb dictionary by Ohioans quite useful "