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#275: How Your Favorite Plants Got Their Names with Expert Dr. Allan Armitage



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#275: How Your Favorite Plants Got Their Names with Expert Dr. Allan Armitage How did your favorite plants get their names? What is the story behind those plants you grow at home in your garden?

In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Allan "A" Armitage about how your favorite plants got their names.

Do you know why people say carrots give you good eye sight? Do you know why the poppy is the plant of the fallen? Do you know what a tricerta is?

Dr. A is going to tell us and give us his delightful insight into his new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget Me Nots, that contains these stories and 90 others.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!


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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • The forgotten people in American horticulture
  • The story behind why carrots were eaten to improve eye sight
  • What is a story garden
  • What is a pig squeak and how to make the pig squeak
  • Tricertas
  • Dr. A's app
  • PROMO CODE: Mike

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About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Dr. Allan Armitage

#275: How Your Favorite Plants Got Their Names with Expert Dr. Allan Armitage Dr. Allan Armitage is well known as a writer, speaker and researcher throughout the world. Born and raised in Canada, he lived in Quebec and Ontario, then in East Lansing, Michigan and Athens, Georgia. 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 career has taken him all over the world, lecturing throughout United States and Canada, as well as many countries in Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia. His knowledge has allowed him to write 16 books, countless academic papers and hundreds of articles for professionals and lay people alike. He has been honored for his achievements throughout he country - the respect from his colleagues is most impressive. He has written a monthly column for the national greenhouse publication, “Greenhouse Grower”, for over 30 years and has not repeated one yet.

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