plants·​man | \ ˈplants-mən How to pronounce plantsman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of plantsman

: a person skilled with plants : an expert gardener or horticulturist

Examples of plantsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the past century some prominent landscapers have called Wilmette home, including landscape architect Jens Jensen, who designed several Chicago parks and the Ravinia grounds, as well as F.A. Cushing Smith, a prominent plantsman. Jen Banowetz,, 20 July 2021 New Plants and Recent Introductions for the Changing California Garden, a Zoom class presented by Tree Town USA plantsman and spokesman Nicholas Staddon, is at 10 a.m. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2020 This began 16 years ago, driven by the late German American plantsman Kurt Bluemel, then the society’s chair. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2020 Nowhere is this better expressed than at Winterthur, the estate north of Wilmington, Del., whose garden and grounds were planted by its consummate plantsman owner, Henry Francis du Pont. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 Not so, according to Joey Barton, a second-generation plantsman at Barton Nurseries in Edison, New Jersey, and Sarah Elvington at the Plant Oregon nursery in Talent, Oregon. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2019 Avid plantsman and garden designer Richard Hartlage knows a thing or two about orchestrating color — and bulbs — in the landscape. Lorene Edwards Forkner, The Seattle Times, 13 Apr. 2019 Documentary filmmaker Thomas Piper profiles designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf in this immersive look at his work and creative process. Kevin Crust,, 24 June 2018 Beginning in the early 1980s, plantsman Neal Peterson embarked on a traditional breeding experiment with pawpaws. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of plantsman

1881, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Plantsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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