Avid Bookshop presents local author and horticuluralist Dr. Allan Armitage in celebration of his latest book Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots. The event will take place on Thursday, March 23, from 6:30-7:30p.m. at our Five Points bookshop location. There is no admission charge.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This new book explains the stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world. He has worked with landscape plants and greenhouse crops in the North and South, and travels from coast to coast and all parts in between sharing his passion for plants. He holds his B.Sc from McGill University in Montreal, otherwise known as The Harvard of the North, his M.Sc. from University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
His knowledge has allowed him to write 13 books, countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike He has written a monthly column for the national greenhouse publication, Greehouse Grower, for over 30 years and has not repeated one yet.
Lastly, all plants and no play make Allan a dull boy - squash, tennis, reading, guitar and yes, even dancing, make Dr A anything but a dull boy.