Friday, January 1, 2016

What is a gardenangelist?

gardenangelist (gär dn ān′jəl ist) n 1. A person who loves gardening and tries to convince others to love it, too.
 2. A spokesperson for the love of gardening.
 3. Someone who donates lavishly to a garden, a benefactor.
 4. An evangelist for gardening.

 v gardenangelize 1. To speak about one's love of gardening.
2. To attempt to convince others to garden. -zed, -zing

  n gardenangelism
1. The spreading of the love of gardening through speaking and one on one conversations.

 The other night, I googled "gardenangelist" and Google knew nothing about such a word. So I tried Bing. I got millions of hits for "garden angels", but nothing for gardenangelist. Ditto other search engines.

 I believe it is a perfectly good word, so I've defined it and hope the search engine gods find it someday, buried here on my blog.

 I am a gardenangelist, based on the first definition.

 When I speak to a group about gardening, I become the second and fourth noun definitions and do the verb definitions.

Maybe someday I'll become the third noun definition? I think I need new business cards.

 Carol M. Gardenangelist
An evangelist for gardening