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S20/13 Latin For Gardeners: aka Do you know your rubra from your rubrum?

Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Hartford County Extension Center, Exchange Building, Suite 262, 270 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT 06032

The scientific names for plants intimidate many gardeners. When we use common names, we run the risk of purchasing the wrong plant or misidentifying plant problems. In this class we will review the history of plant names in the Western world, why they change and why we as gardeners should make an effort to use these names. It’s not all Greek or Latin, and we do not worry too much if we don’t pronounce it perfectly. Having this knowledge can expand your gardening expertise.


Sarah Bailey,

Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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