Can Nursery be called a Garden?

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Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 6th, 2013, 10:18 pm

Plant nurseries have all the things that apparently our gardens have....
Plants....Seeds and seedlings
All possible growing activities are carried out there.
All gardening activities/chores are carried out there
They are arranged in some order as well and sometimes in a very good manner to attract buyers....

can they be called gardens then?

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by M Farooq » June 7th, 2013, 12:35 am

farhan137 wrote:Plant nurseries have all the things that apparently our gardens have....
Plants....Seeds and seedlings
All possible growing activities are carried out there.
All gardening activities/chores are carried out there
They are arranged in some order as well and sometimes in a very good manner to attract buyers....

can they be called gardens then?

Hmm, I guess not :-) because nurseries are supposed to sell young plants/ trees, whereas there is no restriction on the age of our plants in the garden.

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Munir » June 7th, 2013, 12:39 am

Farhan & Farooq, please keep things simple.

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by M Farooq » June 7th, 2013, 12:55 am

munir wrote:Farhan & Farooq, please keep things simple.
:-) Sorry about my rambling... at times it is good to discuss abstract things

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Tahir Khan » June 7th, 2013, 1:39 am

well... it can be called a 'diverse greenhouse' but people like us make gardens who give home to plants not the ones who sell them off for profits..

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 7th, 2013, 7:24 am

Hmmmm Farooq Sb & Tahir Sb......meaningby you are saying that other than all the gardening activities.....there is something else which is required for a plant collection to be a garden........

What is that thing......????

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by M Farooq » June 7th, 2013, 8:15 am

farhan137 wrote:Hmmmm Farooq Sb & Tahir Sb......meaningby you are saying that other than all the gardening activities.....there is something else which is required for a plant collection to be a garden........

What is that thing......????
Lets see the most authentic multivolume OED dictionary definition for a nursery:

A place where young plants or trees are grown until fit for transplantation; a collection of such plants (obsolete). In later use also: a place where plants are grown to be sold; a garden centre.

The Earliest known use: 1556, J. Withals Short Dict. A nourserye, or place, wherein groweth, or be kepte to increase yonge vines or trees


Then a garden is defined by OED as "An enclosed piece of ground devoted to the cultivation of flowers, fruit, or vegetables"

So business is associated with a nursery.

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » June 7th, 2013, 8:44 am

A nursery can be a section of a garden and not vice versa.

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by rafique » June 7th, 2013, 8:46 am

Gardens usually evolve from nurseries.....
Nursery is transit for plants, waiting to be part of some garden.
Rafique

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Re: Can Nursery be called a Garden?

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 7th, 2013, 1:30 pm

@ Rafique Sb......hmmm interesting thought. One question exclusively from you :-)

If i buy 100 plants from a nursery(their transit place) and plant/place in pot at my backyard.....will my backyard become a garden instantly? Please choose one option :-)

a) Yes
b) No

BTW both are correct in their way. I just want to know your opinion.

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