A slightly serious, slightly irreverent look at the form of Latin used in botanical nomenclature. We will discuss the wacky ways some plants get their names and how to write them correctly, explore the perils of pronunciation, and learn a few handy dandy words that will help you decipher your garden and bring out your latent Linnaeus. Great for gardeners of all levels!
This presentation is hosted by the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America (NEUHSA) and is open to Mass Hort members and guests as space allows. Join members of NEUHSA for a social reception at 10 a.m., presentation will start at 10:30. Space is limited, please register by March 8.
Cheryl Monroe is a self-taught gardener for 20 plus years, a graduated Master Gardener specializing in clematis and garden design, and the author of the blog, Garden in the Burrow.