Tag: botanical names

What’s in a Name? Where in the World

Asarum europaeum (European wild ginger) with Iris pallida ‘Argentea Variegata’ (white-variegated sweet iris) and Euonymus ‘Frosty Pearl’ (wintercreeper) The yearly arrival of the Chiltern Seeds catalog, with its hundreds of pages filled with tiny type and thousands of intriguing plant names, never fails to… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Where in the World”

What’s in a Name? Whence They Came

Oryza sativa ‘Red Dragon’ Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Fun, fanciful, or even downright silly, cultivar names often offer some clues as to what a plant might look like. If you want a hint as to where that plant might grow best, though,… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Whence They Came”

What’s in a Name? Uses, Flavor, and Fragrance

Brassica oleracea ‘Ruby Ball’ Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra Bright blooms and flashy foliage are features that lure most of us into choosing plants for our gardens. But what about all those hard workers that more than just pretty faces? Looking closely at… Continue Reading “What’s in a Name? Uses, Flavor, and Fragrance”

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