Growing heirloom plants
Resources for gardeners
- Latin, kitchen garden
- Latin, originally a small garden containing flowers and
herbs; later usually a physic garden of medicinal herbs. By
1300s, the term was more specific to an ornamental garden that
was often laid with green turf and planted with an eye to being
viewed from above, from the second story of a home. By the
1400s, had evolved into the knot garden.
- Latin, a square or oblong garden, often enclosed by walls, hedges, or wattled or trellised fences. It was intersected by paths, often
had a pool or fountain in the center, and a border of flowers.
Cultivated flowers included, among others, the rose, lily, iris,
and peony. Trellises or wattle fences were covered with
honeysuckle (woodbine), roses, or grape vines.
differs from agriculture in scale, in product, and to some extent in
purpose. Agriculture typically involves larger fields,
is focused primarily on the production of utilitarian goods (food,
shelter, heat), and involves both livestock and plants.
Horticulture, a subcategory of agriculture, is smaller in
scale (gardens rather than fields), involves only plants, and
produces both utilitarian (foods, medicinals, dyestuffs, etc.) and
ortus - Latin, a generic word for gardens of all kinds
- Latin, a gardener
- Vine arbors arching over and shading paths
- Middle English, a larger, landscaped park or garden
Latin, utilitarian orchard (orchard is derived from
yard, "plant yard")
Stem cuttings (propagation)
Virectum, virgultum, viridarium -
Latin, a pleasure garden or,
frequently, an orchard planted for the beauty of blossom and the
comfort of shade, rather than for its produce of fruit or nuts