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Allan Armitage to lead flower walks

Allan Armitage leads perennial flower walkabout at 2005 Cornell Floriculture Field Day.

Allan Armitage leads perennial flower walkabout at 2005 Cornell Floriculture Field Day.

Dr. Allan Armitage prolific writer, researcher and speaker, will lead the perennial flower walkabout at the Cornell Floriculture Field Day, July 20. At the University of Georgia, Armitage runs the research gardens where he evaluates new plant material from most of the flower breeders in the world.

The field day each year attracts floriculture professionals from around New York State and beyond to hear morning presentations from Cornell researchers and industry leaders, followed by an afternoon at Bluegrass Lane Landscape Research Center visiting flower trials, viewing entries in the Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Contest, and more. Read more about — and register for — the field day.

Bluegrass Lane is not open to the public. But there are flower open houses scheduled for the public on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. More information.

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