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 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, "An unsettlingly warm winter unlocks flowering treasures," 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, "How and When To Plant a Tree," 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, "Richard Hartlage composes kaleidoscopic landscapes of bulbs — for Chihuly Garden and Glass, and his home," 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,, "L.A. movie openings, June 28-29," 24 June 2018 Beginning in the early 1980s, plantsman Neal Peterson embarked on a traditional breeding experiment with pawpaws. Andrew Moore, Good Housekeeping, "A Beginner's Guide To Growing Pawpaw—The Delicious Fruit You're Not Eating," 12 Jan. 2018 Join plantsman and punster Warren Roberts for a Valentine’s Day lunchtime stroll through the Arboretum gardens, in search of winter blooms (and maybe romance). Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "This garden tour is a natural for Valentine’s Day," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of plantsman

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Plantsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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