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Kerry Ann Mendez Presents ...

Special Guest - Dr. Allan Armitage!

A fun and fast paced webinar sharing the stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants, plus growing tips and tricks too!

Sponsored by
All-America Selections, Brent and Becky's BulbsBrushwood Nursery Clematis SpecialistsGarden Design Magazine, Proven Winners, Spring Hill Nurseries and  The Perennial Farm


OCTOBER 26, 2017

at 2:00PM Eastern, 11:00AM Pacific

Kerry Ann Mendez

Owner, Perennially Yours

Expert Gardener

Nationally Renowned Speaker

Acclaimed Author


Please join me in welcoming the fun and engaging Dr. Allan Armitage as my guest speaker for the October 26 Webinar. "Dr. A" will share amazing and unusual stories about how many plants got their common names, all based on his newest book Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots ...

  • Ever wondered why they're called Hooker's Lips, Hairy Balls, Voodoo lilies or Gas Plants? The stories behind it will have you laughing out loud!
  • Learn how to grow some of these noteworthy plants in your own garden, including design tips.
  • Enjoy great photographs of plants, gardens and gardeners, from the present to a step back in time.

About "Dr. A"

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.  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. 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!

Dr. Allan Armitage

"Kerry Ann has a wonderful, clear speaking style, and is obviously very familiar with the gardening world. I had no trouble following her plant commentary on the Radical Perennials Webinar, which is very detailed so I know which will plants work in my garden and which may not.

She is inspiring, and I’ve made many notes of her recommendations that I will purchase and add to my garden in the Spring." - Pam

Ready to join us?

This webinar is offered live to the first 500 registrants for only $9!
It will also be available for purchase after the event for $11.

You'll Also Get ...

  • The opportunity to enjoy the lecture whenever you want, as often as you wish. You do NOT have to watch the live Webinar on October 26. All registrants will receive a link following the broadcast to view the lecture at their convenience.
  • A form for Master Gardeners, Certified Horticulturists and Landscape Architects to fill out and submit for continuing education credit hour approval.
  • A chance to buy Dr. A's fabulous new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots, at a special 20% discount price when purchased prior to October 26; 10% after the Webinar.

Don't Wait...

Kerry Ann's lectures and webinars sell out quickly. Space is limited and this new webinar with a live Q&A is bound to fill up fast.

"I watched the Radical Perennials webinar presented in October and was riveted! So much information packed into that hour plus. I know I will be watching it several more times. Looking forward to your next one!" - Mary, November 2016

More Information

Our special presentation with Dr. Allan Armitage (Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots" is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Are you curious about how some plants ended up with strange and wonderful names? Do you enjoy a good story and a hearty chuckle? Then you'll love Dr. A's presentation!

Besides telling a few "tall tales" about noteworthy plants, he'll also share how to grow them in your own gardens.

The presentation includes some great photographs spanning the decades.

The webinar also includes lecture notes that you will receive before the webinar to complement the presentation.

Registrants have the opportunity to buy Dr. A's fabulous new book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots, at a special 20% discount price prior to the Webinar; after the Webinar the discount is 10%, good until November 9th. Registrants will receive the special discount code for ordering purposes.

Included in this supplement will be a form for Master Gardeners and Landscape Architects to fill out and submit for continuing education credit hour approval.

You do not need to be present for the live webinar on October 26 at 2:00 p.m. All participants will receive a download link for the lecture following the presentation. That way you can watch and listen to it at your convenience.

It’s almost like you’re attending one of my lectures live, actually you are! Just virtually. I will be talking with you live – in the corner of your screen.

The registration fee for this webinar lecture is $9.


This is a “must read” for everyone who registers for a webinar.

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Register Before The Class Fills Up!

Learn the basic garden design principles from an enthusiastic, knowledgable and helpful speaker. You won't be disappointed!