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    Gardening Words and Definitions



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    Leader - The central growing stem of a single trunked tree of shrub.

    Leaf - The main photosynthetic organ of most plants and trees. Most leafs are single unit. Compound leafs is divided into seperate segments.

    Leafburn - Is a result of wind damage or strong sunlight to leaflets. Usually a brownish dried out tissue on outer edges of leaf.

    Leaf mold - Decomposed leaves dug into the soil as organic matter. Used in potting soil or mixes.

    Microclimate - A small backyard area, which will influence plant area and how well they will grow there.

    Node - The joint in a stem where the bud, branch or leaf start to grow.

    Open-pollinated plants - Varieties cultivars of plants produced from natural random pollination.

    Organic matter - Material orginating from a living organism. Peat moss, groud bark, compost, or manure.

    Peat Moss - A high water retentive, spongy soil amendment. Partially decomposed of several mosses.

    Perennial - A nonwoody plant that live for at least 2 years, usually much longer.

    Peaching - A method of training plants in which branches are interwoven and plaited together to form a hedge or arbor.

    Pollarding - Is a pruning style. The main limbs of a young tree are drastically cut back to a shorter length.

    Pollenizer - A lant used to provide pollen for another plant.

    Pollination - The transfer of pollen from male reproductive organs to female ones.

    Pollinator - Usually an insect or animal that transfers pollen from one flower to another.

    Rhizome - A modified stem growing horizontially under or at the soil surface. Usually long and slender.

    Root-bound - Usually plants that are in a container for too long. Roots become tangled and matted.

    Rootstock - The budded or grafted plant that furnishes the root system.

    Rosette - Leaves that are closely around a crown or center.

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