Sunday, September 16, 2012

From the Finger Lakes Community College newsletter:


Allan Armitage, Ph.D., professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia, will visit Canandaigua later this month to present gardening seminars at Sonnenberg Gardens and Finger Lakes Community College.

Dr. Armitage is author of "Herbaceous Perennial Plants," considered the bible of perennial reference books.

He will give an all-day gardening seminar in Sonnenberg's Carriage House on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Here is the agenda:

  • 10 a.m.: "Tales from the Garden"
  • 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Start discussion on perennials
  • 12:15 to 2 p.m.: Lunch with book signing from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • 2 to 3 p.m.: Finish perennial discussion, followed by annuals
  • 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.: "Crazy Plants for Crazy Gardeners"
Advance registration is required for the seminar. The cost is $60 per person or $50 for Sonnenberg members and includes a box lunch. Call (585) 394-4922 to make a reservation.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, Dr. Armitage will give a free one-hour presentation on "Crazy Plants for Crazy Gardeners" from 1 to 2 p.m. and sign copies of his book from 2 to 3 p.m. in Stage 14 on the second floor of the FLCC Student Center.

For more about Dr. Armitage and his visit to Canandaigua, click here.

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