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.
An evangelist for gardening
What do you think?