This week on We Dig Plants, Carmen DeVito and Alice Marcus Krieg are joined by writer, teacher, traveler and researcher Dr. Allan Armitage. Allan is a renowned horticulturist who teaches online courses and has developed a popular app called Armitages Greatest Perennials and Annuals. Tune in as they reflect on the state of horticulture, gardens around the world and the next generation of gardeners! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“Horticulture has never been sexy. It is in fact lower today than it’s been in some time, but having said that I am quite optimistic that we will continue teaching horticultural students for years to come..What has happened in horticulture is that it’s been merged with plant science. Botany and all sorts of other things get thrown in the bag so horticulture is diluted” [14:00]
“There are 5 books on gardening for dummies and each one is over 200 pages. What self respecting dummy is gonna read that stuff?! We’ve gotta make it simple.” [18:00]
–Dr. Allan Armitage on We Dig Plants