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