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Plant Terms Guide"M" 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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macronutrient: The essential nutrients needed for plants to growth and reproduce.

mass planting: A planting in which large groups of plants are incorporated to provide mass or balance to the landscape.

melting out: When the center of a plant dies out, normally due to rot.

micro climate: Climate conditions of areas in your yard.

midrib: The large, central vascular bundle of a leaf.

mildew:A whitish coloring on foliage produced by a fungus. Lilac foliage is very prone to it.

minor veins: The smallest veins of a leaf, branching off lateral veins.

monocot: Informal term for any member of the flowering plant class Liliopsida. Examples, likly, iris, palm, agave.

monotypic: Of a family: containing a single genus that contains only one species.

mosaic: A disease that mottles the leaves of plants.

mottle: A disorder of the leaf where the coloring is not consistent through the leaf, blotches may be various shades of green with yellowing spots also occuring.

mulch: Soose, dry material used ontop of the soil to help retain water and discourage weed growth. Straw, bark, shredded bark and finely processed bark are typical types used.

munson: Training grapes on horizontal wires.

mutation: Abrupt changes in a plants heredity that produces plants different from the parent plant. The foliage may be different or the flowers may have new characteristics.

mychorrhizae: Fungi that form a symbiotic relationship with roots, usually of benefits to plants because they provide phosphorus.


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



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