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  • David P. Dillard
    RECREATION: GARDENING: RESOURCES : LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE: LATIN: Internet Site Helps Latin-Impaired Gardeners Internet Site Helps Latin-Impaired
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      RECREATION: GARDENING: RESOURCES : LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS: LANGUAGE:
      LATIN: Internet Site Helps Latin-Impaired Gardeners

      Internet Site Helps Latin-Impaired Gardeners
      By DOUG OSTER, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      Published: Friday, Mar. 4, 2005
      Nashua Telegraph
      <http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
      article?AID=/20050304/HOME/103040049>

      A shorter URL for the above link:

      <http://snipurl.com/d8tt>

      Can you say Crataegus phaenopyrum? Or would you rather stick with the
      plants common name, Washington hawthorn? Maybe youd just settle for
      calling it a pretty tree.

      Latin names are an important tool in properly identifying garden plants,
      but it can be intimidating to try to say them in front of other gardeners,
      especially smart ones who are practiced in the finer points of
      horticultural Latin.

      Well, now you can relax. No matter how you said it, you were probably
      right, and that comes from someone who knows.

      Elaine Eberlin spent an entire summer recording 1,100 plant names for Ohio
      State Universitys Web site,

      WebGarden
      <http://webgarden.osu.edu>

      <snip>

      Currently a systems specialist for horticulture and crop sciences at the
      university, Eberlin graduated in 2001 and two years later worked with Dr.
      Tim Rhodus on the project. She researched pronunciations by consulting
      other plant experts, but in some cases was unable to find any help.

      What sets OSUs site apart is the audio quality of the file and the skill
      with which Eberlin pronounces the names. She says she loves plants but
      didnt want to spend 14-hour days out in the field. She enjoys the
      challenges the Web provides and is happy to be warm and dry when its the
      opposite outside.

      <snip>

      Related Web links

      Ohio State Universitys WebGarden:
      <http://webgarden.osu.edu/>

      Texas A&M Horticulture:
      <http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/>

      University of Illinois Hort Corner:
      <http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hort/>

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      The complete article may be read at the URL above.

      Ohio State Universitys WebGarden:
      <http://webgarden.osu.edu/>

      Website Contents

      PlantFacts has merged several digital collections developed at Ohio State
      University to become an international knowledge bank and multimedia
      learning center.

      Web - Internet search engine - Most concentrated search engine dealing
      strictly with plants. Over 260,000 pages of information from every
      land-grant university in the U.S. and several government institutions
      across Canada. Also includes academic information about college degree
      programs, requirements, scholarships, career opportunities, research
      projects, and online courses.

      Images - (formerly Plant Dictionary) - A searchable database of high
      quality images featuring Ornamental plants, Turf, Plant Diseases, and
      Insects.

      Videos - Collection of 200 short gardening how-to videos, ranging from
      tips on basic landscaping to lessons on deadheading roses. Hosted by Tom
      McNutt, gardening expert for NBC4 in Columbus.

      FAQ's - Illustrated answers to over 800 commonly asked Gardening
      Questions, ranging from when to plant annuals to watering large shade
      trees.

      Glossary - Illustrated definitions of commonly used horticultural terms.

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      Texas A&M Horticulture:
      <http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/>

      These are the content links for this website

      | New Features | People | Student Info | Graduate Info | Classes |
      Gardening | just for KIDS | Wildflowers in Bloom | TAMU | Extension |
      CEMAP | Texas SuperstarTM | Citrus Web | Ornamentals Web |
      East Texas Gardening | Southern Garden | Master Gardener | PicturePages |
      hortIPM | VIC | Benz School | Aggie Turf | Aggie Horticulture Network |
      Contributors

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      University of Illinois Hort Corner:
      <http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hort/>

      Content Sections

      Lawn Care
      Fruits and Veggies
      Flowers and Ornamentals
      Pests and Diseases
      Trees and Shrubs
      Basics
      Just for Kids
      Seasonal


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