Ina is our resident master gardener which means she actually got schooled in the art of cultivation, while the rest of us either learned through experience – or we fake it.
She creates beautiful gardens, but always refers to a plant by its latin or botanical name. I have no idea what she is saying.
I think she believes that if she repeats the name often enough, I will eventually catch on.
I just nod. Politely.
I have discovered that I am much more inspired to learn the latin names of dogs than flowers. Don’t ask me why. For example:
See what I mean? Much more memorable.