horticulture

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horticulture

the science of growing plants; gardening.
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He had therefore, with great care and patience, and by dint of strenuous exertions, laid out near his house at Dort a garden fit for the culture of his cherished flower; he had mixed the soil according to the most approved prescriptions, and given to his hotbeds just as much heat and fresh air as the strictest rules of horticulture exact.
He was horticulture under notice to quit, the last patch of country in a district flooded by new and prbaa things.