horticulturist horticulturist  /ˌhɔr tɪ ˈkəl tʃə rɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)

Usage(s):

  1. The farms are run by a peppery, 58-year-old horticulturist named Kendrick Blodgett, who has been growing vegetables out of water and chemicals for 15 years.
  2. The green thumb turns down, the plant goes out, and the home horticulturist invests hope and dollars in yet another persnickety sprig.

News

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    STILLWATER — With summer knocking on the door, Oklahoma gardeners may soon be dealing with more than increasing water bills. As the weather turns hot and dry, spider mites can become real pests, said David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ponca City News

  2. Horticulturist to lead free garden tour at nursery

    RAYMOND — A free guided garden tour with horticulturist Tom Heyer will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, through the private gardens at Garden of Eder Nursery, 5300 Highway K.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Journal Times

  3. READER SUBMITTED: Rose Walk And Tea

    Connecticut Landmarks' Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden presents a Rose Walk and Tea on Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Learn the history, care and culture of 40 plus varieties of roses in the Ferriday Garden Collection with Site Horticulturist, George McCleary, followed by rose tea and biscuits in the historic garden. Bring your children ages five and up for a related program to learn ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: FOX CT Hartford

Quotes

  • Once when he was explaining the history of a plant to a foreign dignitary, Mr. Narayanan commented: "Gopi you should better become a horticulturist!"
    on Nov 11, 2005 By: KR Narayanan Source: Hindu

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