by Mary Free and Christa Watters, Extension Master Gardeners
At the end of each month in 2023, we will post The Last Word. This will introduce the new word(s) added to our Illustrated Glossary. You may recognize some words as common gardening or botanical terms—although commonly used words are not necessarily commonly understood or their usage commonly agreed to. Other words may be more obscure, found mostly in flora guides and research papers. In any case we hope you find them interesting and even helpful in your gardening endeavors.
January’s last words are in this adage: Although most conifers are evergreens, not all evergreens are conifers. (Click on the links to go to the individual Illustrated Glossary pages and also learn How to Identify a Conifer Species.)