Avez-vous la main verte ? In French the expression is “green hand” while in English we talk about having a green thumb. Even if you don’t count gardening as one of your talents, there is no time better than the present to cultivate this skill or maybe just learn French vocab to jardine en français! Some research shows that plants react well when you talk to them; why not try to do it in French??
Un jardinA garden
Fleurs fannéesWilted flowers
Tondeuse à gazonLawn mower
Un sécateurPruning shears
Arracher des mauvaises herbesTo pull out bad weeds
Herbes aromatiquesAromatic herbs
Un bassinA pond
Un potagerA vegetable garden
Cabane à oiseauxBird house feeder
Un bancA bench
Une terrasseA deck
Une chaise longueA deck chair
Words that are similar in French and English:
Gants de jardinage/Gardening Gloves
Un parc/A park
Une fontaine/A fountain
Interested in knowing more about gardens? Join our class: A virtual tour of France’s sublime gardens starting on May 14th.
What are your favorite flowers? Mine are tourneols! (Sunflowers)
Cultural Programs Manager / Head Receptionist / Office Manager
Clémence has a Master’s degree in Cultural Projects Management. She worked in Paris for several years for theater companies. She likes discovering new cultures, people and places, which is why she crossed the ocean to start a new experience in Boston. She is glad to be part of the French Library to promote French culture and language. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and all forms of art!