Names of plants are important.
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Botanical gardens are wonderful places to visit.
Do you like plants? Do you like gardens? Or do you just enjoy looking at things and sometimes find yourself in a garden-like setting? Or maybe you’ve never even been to a garden before, but have always wondered what it would be like. If you answered yes to any of these questions, then visiting a botanical garden is for you.
Some definition is probably needed here—a botanical garden is an outdoor collection of plants that are organized into different areas, or collections. These can be themed by geography (ie Asian, European or North American), or by particular types of plants (ie annuals, perennials or woody flowering trees). The purpose of a botanical garden is not only to host plant collections that are normally difficult to see outside their natural habitat (especially when the whole world has been thoroughly cataloged), but also to educate people on how they grow and what they look and smell like when they do so.
There are certain kinds of flora that are chosen more often than others when it comes to having one’s own collection. Trees and shrubs seem to be prime examples, especially considering the interest in retaining viewsheds in heavily populated urban areas. Other popular choices include flowers with large blooms, such as roses and lilies; plants with familiar shapes, such as daisies; fruits that humans frequently consume, such as apples and bananas; and green vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and peppers. Sometimes there will also be an herb collection consisting almost entirely of culinary herbs – mint being the most popular species in this case – since people cooking from home tend to have more use for them than those who eat out frequently (or employ chefs).
Something else that makes a lot of sense about gardens as compared against other forms of indoor decoration is the sheer amount of free space one has available outside – or at least much more space than one could ever hope for inside most homes (not everyone lives in a McMansion after all). This means that if
Don’t forget: plants are people too.
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Don’t take plant naming and visiting botanical gardens for granted, because plants have feelings too.
Oops! Click Regenerate Content below to try generating this section again.Plant Naming and a Quick Guide to Botanical Gardens
We’ve all seen a lot of plants, but do we really know what they’re called? Come on, let’s take a stroll through the botanical garden and get you acquainted with some of the common plants that you may have never even known had names.
Angel Trumpets (Brugmansia)
These Angel Trumpets are actually in the tomato family and not the trumpet family. They’re native to South America and are one of the few plants that can be used as a recreational hallucinogen. This particular species is called “Pink Angel Trumpet”.
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
At first glance, you might think these guys are giant flowers. But this is actually an African plant that’s named for its resemblance to birds-of-paradise. The name Strelitzia comes from Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who was married to King George III of England. The Orange bird of paradise is the national flower of South Africa.
Black Rose (Rosa)
This beautiful plant has a dark history: it has been used as an ingredient in poison, medicine, and even food coloring. It’s also
There’s something just so soothing about visiting a botanical garden. The air is clean, the plants are beautiful and it can be a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
But how much do we really know about the plants in our local gardens? Do you know the difference between succulents and cacti? Or what a bunch of bananas is called?
This blog will share some of our favorite plants, show you how to tell them apart, and explain how they got their names. We’ll also show you where to find botanical gardens in your area, so you can go out and see some for yourself!
We hope you enjoy learning about plant naming as much as we enjoy writing about it!
Sometimes, I like to take a step back and take stock of where I am in life. And by “sometimes,” I mean “constantly.” Just kidding. Sort of.
I’ll admit, the majority of my self-reflection takes place when I’m waiting in line at the grocery store and staring at the magazine rack. The covers are always so shiny and colorful! They’re like, “Live your best life!” or “Learn how to juggle three jobs and three kids!” or even “How to be as cool as Gillian Anderson!” (Very important.)
But every once in a while, I see one that really gets me thinking—like the one that said, “A quick guide to botanical gardens.”
I thought, “Wow! That would be fun! And informative!” But then I started reading about some of the plants I’d see there, and that’s when things got weird.
Have you ever really thought about plant names? They’re kind of strange. And maybe even a little creepy.
If you’re anything like us, one of your favorite past times is naming plants. The thrill of figuring out a perfect title for that new fern or succulent is like nothing else. But did you know that most plants already have names? It’s true! And once you learn those names, you’ll be able to remember them forever, and your friends will think you’re the smartest person they’ve ever met (not that we want to brag or anything).
Of course, if you really want to dive into the world of botany, there’s no better way than to visit a local botanical garden. Not only are they a great place to brush up on your plant knowledge, but they can also improve your mental health and help lower blood pressure!
Here’s a quick guide on how to find a botanical garden near you:
1. Open google maps
2. Type “botanical garden” into the search bar
3. Scroll through the results until you find the one closest to where you live
4. Click on it and get driving directions
I’m not sure how or when it happened, but I’ve suddenly become the go-to plant person in my social circles. I’ve been asked to help friends name their plants, explain how to keep them alive, and even teach them how to identify some of their favorites.
As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about plants, which naturally led me to reflect on the role of plants in human culture. For example, did you know that plants are often used as symbols in literature? They’re also frequently named after people you may be familiar with—check out the full list here!
If you’re looking for more information about plants and the role they play in culture, check out your local botanical garden! They’ll have a ton of information about plant symbolism and naming conventions. Plus, taking care of plants is good for your soul.
Botanical gardens are magical places. They’re full of all kinds of amazing plants and flowers and trees, each with their own name and purpose. What’s more, they’re places that you can explore alone or with a friend or loved one, where you can take off your shoes and walk in the grass or get inspired to plant something new in your own backyard.
Ever wondered how botanical gardens get their names? A lot of the time, they’re named after the people who founded them. For instance, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney were named after Sir Joseph Banks, who was on the first British expedition to reach Australia.
The person who founded the Missouri Botanical Garden was Henry Shaw. He loved plants, and he wanted to make sure everyone could enjoy them as much as he did. So he used his wealth to buy land for the garden, build a greenhouse for tropical plants to grow in during the winter, and hire gardeners to keep everything looking beautiful.
What do you think? Are there any special people in your life whom you’d like to honor by naming a flower after them? If so, why not pick up some seeds from your local gardening store (or ask someone at the botanical garden) about what kind of flower you