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Naked Ladies In The Garden?
Dr. Allan Armitage pulls back the curtain on this and other common plant names in a new book for readers, gardeners, and history buffs.
March 2017—He’s a known introducer of new plant varieties, researcher, writer of the most-used perennials textbook in print, columnist, speaker, and tireless plant advocate, but where Dr. Allan Armitage truly excels is in storytelling.
With the publication of Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots, now everyone has access to his sharp wit and bottomless curiosity. Readers will learn the backstory behind the plant names “hookers’ lips” and “hairy balls,” along with other favorites including, “bachelor’s buttons,” “boneset,” and “bouncing bet.”
He spins yarns about the mistaken myth of carrots improving eyesight and how a voodoo lily almost canceled a marriage. Bits and bobs of world history pepper the pages, including plants’ involvement in World Wars I and II, indigo’s role in colonial America, and Queen Anne’s legacy that lives on in a simple roadside wildflower. Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Queen Elizabeth all make appearances among the 95 stories included in the book.
A great gift for the gardener, etymology fan, trivia buff, historian, and reader! Chock-full of color photographs, historical drawings, and artwork.
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Dr. Armitage is available for media appearances, lectures, and interviews. Please contact him online to inquire.