Scientific names offer precision and accuracy when identifying plants, but they can also intimidate even the most seasoned gardener. Amy Highland, Director of Collections at Mt. Cuba Center, explains how to pronounce botanical names and reveals how they provide an extra layer of understanding about plants; where they come from; who discovered them; what groups they belong to; and even how they were used in native cultures. Learn ways to conquer the secret language of plants and add another skill to your gardening talents.
Mt. Cuba Center invites PHS Members to attend select programs at a discounted rate. Visit www.mtcubacenter.org to register with promo code “PHS2019” or call 302.239.8807 and identify yourself as a PHS Member.