Learn a Little Latin - May 2018

For the last meeting for the season Cheryl Monroe presented Learn a Little Latin. Cheryl, a licensed adult educator follows science and is a reading enthusiast who takes classes to stay current in the latest plant research.  She discussed the Latin and sometimes Greek botanical nomenclature.  We learned the ways plants get their names and to write them and pronounce them correctly.  

 

Thank you to our head hostess Mary Ryan and her assistants for the lovely desserts and to Barbara Linden for the buffet table arrangement and Kathleen Mitchell for all the table arrangements.  In addition, a few members were able to bring in flowers in bloom from their gardens.

 

 

 

Congratulations to the new and returning officers!

 

 

Helpful Websites

Cheryl Monroe  www.gardenintheburrow.com

Fine Gardening Pronunciation guide  www.finegardening.com

Dave's Garden Botanary www.davesgarden.com

Missouri Botanical Garden  www.missouribotanicalgarden.org