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Plant Terms Guide"E" Gardening Terms

Here are some of the common and not so common terms you will hear or read about when dealing with gardening.

Glossary of Gardening Terms from Landscape Geek Landscaping

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ecosystem: The set of physical nonliving environmental factors of a region, plus the communities of organisms of that region.

earthing-up: Piling soil around plants for support of the roots, to protect from extreme cold and blanch vegetables.

edging plant: A low growing plant that provides softness to the edges of a border, bed or walkway.

egg can: A container 5 gallons in volume used for growing plants. This is one of those unique gardening terms that you won't hear much.

entire: Without teetH or lobes, refers to the edges of a leaf.

epiphyte: A plant which grows on another plant but gets its nourishment from the air and rainfall. They do no damage to the host plant.

eradication: Completely getting rid of by chemical treatment, burning or burying.

erosion: The wearing away, washing away, or removal of soil by wind, water or man.

espalier: Training plants to grow flat against a trellis or wall.

essential element: An element required for normal growth and reproduction.

establishment period: The time it takes a newly planted tree, shrub or perennial to get settled in. A plant typically needs 3-6 weeks to get established before winter starts.

evaporation: Process by which water returns to the air. Higher temperatures speed the process of evaporation.

evergreen: A plant which keeps its' green foliage all year.

everlasting: Plants whose flowers are the best for drying. The flowers don't lose their shape or color when dried. Garden terms can have more than one meaning. This garden term also pertains to Tall Sedum plants.

exotic: A plant that is not native to an area but is now growing there.

eyes: Dormant growth buds.

eyes: Dormant growth buds.

eyes: Dormant growth buds.


This list is by no means a complete collection of horticultural techniques and terms.



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