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Gardening Terms Glossary
"O" Gardening Terms
Here are some of the common and not so common terms you will hear or read about when dealing with gardening.
offshoot: A branch that grows from the main stem.
old wood: A branch of a woody plant that is one or more years old.
organ: A structure composed of a variety of tissues; seed plants are considered to have only three organs: roots, stems, and leaves.
organic: A substance produced by plants or animals not man made.
organic gardening: The method of gardening utilizing only materials derived from living things. (i.e. composts and manures), not man made chemicals.
ornamental: A plant grown for its foliage, form, flowers rather than for agricultural production.
outer bark: The outermost dead layers of bark, from the surface of the innermost cork cambium.
ovary: Organ of a flower's female part that, in fruit, contains seeds.
ovicide: Chemicals used to kill insect eggs.
ovule: The structure in a carpel that contains the megasprangium and will develop into a seed.
own root plants: Plants that have their own root system as compared to grafted plants which use the roots and base from another plant.
This list is by no means a complete collection of horticultural techniques and terms.
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