|In this week's episode Mike chats with gardening expert, Dr. Allan Armitage. Dr. Allan Armitage is a well known award winning writer, speaker and gardening researcher throughout the world.|
Mike and Dr. A discuss ornamental horticulture and how the wide range of various plant species play an intricate role in making your landscape not only more aesthetically pleasing but purposeful.
That, and so much more this week on Vegetable Gardening!
In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:
- Planting garlic
- Picking a tiller for your garden (or not)
- Landscape Plants and Greenhouse Crops
- Gardening is Easy and Fun!
- Ornamental Horticulture
- Gardening Travels
- Dr. A's gardening encyclopedia App
Items mentioned in this episode include:
About this week's Guest, 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 13 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. To view always entertaining, informative, and sometimes instructional short videos, visit his YouTube channel.
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.