Why is a dogwood called a dogwood? What do bachelors have to do with bachelor's buttons, and what it the world is a 'wort' anyway?
Join one of the world's foremost horticulturists for an evening of humor and history.
From Hooker's Lips to Hairy Balls, Voodoo lilies and Gas Plants, Dr. Allan Armitage delights in his recounting of the orgin stories behind both garden favorites and true oddballs.
With selections from his most recent work "Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots" as well as tips and tales from his distinguished career--professionals, home gardeners and plant enthusiasts of all kinds will enjoy this lively and informative talk.
A wine & cheese reception will follow the lecture, where a selection of Dr. Armitage's books will be available for sale and signature with proceeds to benefit the Newport Tree Society.