How well do you know your gardening terms? As with most groups of people with a specific hobby or occupation, those who garden have a specialized vocabulary—our garden jargon. We often use words that other people might not understand—or will they?
I’ve taken a series of gardening terms that have other meanings not related to gardening. For example, a bed can be a place we sleep—or a landscaped area, often filled with flowers.
I’ve picked ten such words plus an extra-tricky bonus word. They have a “normal” meaning, and also a specific, garden-related definition. I’ve given you the definitions that don’t pertain to plants. Can you come up with the garden-related word? Extra points if you know what it means in a garden context. I’ll post the answers next Monday at the end of the article. And by the way, the above photo is a clue to one of the questions.
- An article of personal property included in an inherited estate.
- A covered compartment for luggage and storage, generally at the rear of an automobile.
- A movable bar or rod that when slid into a socket fastens a door, gate, etc.
- Money or property risked in a wager or gambling game.
- An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for fun.
- An immoral or dissolute person; a libertine.
- Watery; flowing with relative ease.
- A descendant or heir.
- A kind of dried stone fruit.
- The top of your head, or the top of a hat.
Bonus word: A place of punishment used by the pilgrims.