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Plant Terms Guide"V" 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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variegated foliage: Leaves that are not solid in color. Most variegated plants have green and white leaves although some will have yellow and green.

variegation: A pattern of spots, stripes or patches in leaves or other organs, caused by plastid mutations.

variety: A subgroup of plants in a species with similiar characteristics.

venation: The arrangement of the veins in leaves and petals. Trees that are simliar in other characteristics can identified by the patterns of the veins in their leaves.

vermiculite: A lightweight mica product used as a rooting medium or as a soil amendment for indoor plants.

vernalization: The cold treatment necessary for biennials to initiate flowering.

viable seed: A seed that is capable of germinating under the right conditions.

vine: A herbaceous or woody perennial whose stems need to be supported in order to grow erect.

viticulture: The growing and cultivating grapes.

volunteer: A plant that grew by self seeding rather than being planted by you.


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



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