American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One, such as a horticulturist, who collects or grows plants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A florist; a nurseryman.
- n. an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)
“Wayne Winterrowd, a plantsman and writer who drew on the lush gardens of his Louisiana childhood to form a paradise in the frigid hills of New England, died Sept. 17 at his home in Readsboro, Vt. He was 68.”
“He is particularly fascinated by butterfly ecology, bird evolution and diversity, odonate habitat choice and breeding, and adaptation to the sea shore by a wide variety of animals, as well as being a keen plantsman (species only, though!).”
“I agree that Brian was a real trooper–he is also a great plantsman.”
“This was a plant used extensively in gardens as seen in the books and articles written by and about Dutch plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf.”
“He has taken on the mantle of the artist plantsman from Nash.”
“Like his friend Cedric Morris further down the valley, Nash called himself an artist plantsman, and both men put the creation of their gardens on a par with their art.”
“As he matured as a gardener, Johnston became a formidable plantsman with a discerning eye but catholic tastes, selecting plants not only for their rarity but also for what they could contribute to his garden picture.”
“We learned he is an avid plantsman and hopes to really devote himself to his garden when he retires in a couple of years.”
“Some years ago the renowned English garden writer and plantsman, Christopher Lloyd, noticed plants with chocolate brown to bronze leaves.”
“Rice, a British plantsman who also gardens in Pennsylvania, devotes much of his book to recommending suitable plants.”
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