Upcoming GPPA Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Atlanta History Center
Allan M. Armitage, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
Off the Trodden Path:
Plants That Your Neighbors Will Never Know
Unless You Tell Them
Dr. A will talk plants - he will talk about some "normal" plants and why they are so ubiquitous, but also about unrecognized gems. These plants may not be unknown to "crazy" gardeners but perhaps we ought to talk about them more. He will also share what he is up to in the world of horticulture from the evolution of his smartphone App to his visits to the world's ornamental breeders. And, he will be bringing just a few copies of his books, so come early before they sell out: Armitage's Native Plants for Gardeners, Armitage's Vines and Climbers, Armitage's Perennial Plants, Legends in the Garden, and his latest, It's Not Just About the Hat. He will sign and can take cash or credit card. All books can be seen on his website: www.allanarmitage.net.
Allan is Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, a long time GPPA member, has written extensively, spoken worldwide, and received countless honors. His Herbaceous Perennial Plants, A Treatise of Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes, now in its third edition, has guided gardeners for many years with its honest and sometimes humorous reviews and his freely shared knowledge has made us all better gardeners, and Allan Armitage on Perennials, a guide-book to perennials, won the Garden Communications Award from the Garden Writers Association of America. He was instrumental in establishing the University of Georgia Horticulture Department and the UGA Horticulture Garden, which has become a mecca for visitors wishing to see the newest in annual and perennial plants. His contributions to perennial gardening can't be overstated and we in Georgia are lucky to call him one of our own.
At monthly meetings, Members often pass on gardening magazines
and catalogs to others in an open swap,
and light refreshments are offered beginning at 7:00 PM.
Meetings are free and open to the public.