Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
|A great way to put it into perspective for the lay-person. I had a friend who got me started on using 'proper' names and am slowly getting there...
Fredericksburg, VA (Zone 7b)
|Great article, critter! Well worth a bit of extra effort the pay off makes life a whole lot easier!
Miami, FL (Zone 10a)
Excellent information and article! This will go a long ways in helping many gardeners get up to speed on really knowing their plants. Thanks!
St. John's, NL (Zone 5b)
|Well done Jill! I am always trying to get gardeners to use the latin name but most are quite reticent to do so. This article will help explain why we want them to use the Latin names.
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
I was reluctant at first also, until I read some threads that made it clear how confusing it could be to rely on common names... then I figured I'd better get with the program and at least try to learn some of the Latin names!
Be sure to catch tomorrow's article by Elizabeth (shearson) on the History & Origin of Botanical Plant Names!
United States (Zone 5b)
|Thanks. I agree it's hard for a newbie gardener to 'get' why to use latin names and your article gives them some understanding for it. I once had a book about latin for gardeners that made so much of the nomenclature easy to understand. I hope I still have it packed in a box somewhere!