As our final speaker for this year, on October 16, we welcomed Dr. Allan Armitage to share his garden wit and wisdom. All attending enjoyed a wonderful and fun presentation with many stories of personal experiences and how many plants have their common name. Not only the author of more than 14 books, Dr. A has now written an horticulture app for mobile phones and the iPad called Armitage’s Greatest Garden Plants. He shared many of the features of the app which is like having a plant encyclopedia at your fingertips.
Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, “Dr. A” started the world renowned Trial Gardens at UGA with fellow professor, Dr. Michael Dirr, in 1982. Together they changed the horticultural world and focused international attention on Georgia. Dr. Armitage holds degrees from McGill University and University of Guelph in his native Canada and from the University of Michigan. But after coming to UGA in the early 1980s, he found a home in Georgia. From his home base in Athens, GA, he travels the world speaking, writing, and encouraging people to have fun in the garden.