Friday, March 02, 2007

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : March's offerings

These are some recent articles that can be found within the journal collection of the Sterling Morton Library. Please visit the Library to discover the incredible botanical and horticultural resources that await you! If you are unable to visit the Library and interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to help you at

Bussolini, Karen. Winter’s promise. The American Gardener, v. 86, no. 1, p. 24-28.
Buds protect new growth and herald the coming spring while contributing a subtle charm to the winter landscape.

Hawthorne, Lin. Long-standing arrangements. The Garden, v. 132, pt. 2, p. 104-109.
Features showy, long-flowering plants that tolerate dry conditions.

Kiscellus, Linda. Right tree, wrong place. Chicagoland Gardening, v. 13, no. 2, p. 64-69.
Maintaing poorly sited trees and shrubs involves the expense of time, energy and money that could be avoided if better selections were made.

Kleman, Bill. Nachusa at 20. Prairie Smoke, issue 44, p. 1.
Nachusa Grasslands turns 20. Read about the early history of this amazing project.

Loven, Zazel. Your natural landscape. Organic Gardening, v. 54, no. 3, p. 52-57.
Use this guide to create a beautiful and well-kept yard that’s safe for kids and pets, inviting to wildlife, and free of risky chemicals, yet still no worry to your neighbors.

McLean, Kathleen. Do museum exhibitions have a future? Curator, v. 50, no. 1, p. 109-121.

Rice, Graham. Pretty peas. Gardens Illustrated, no. 122, p. 32-39.
Some of the most interesting sweet peas are featured in this article by renowned plantsperson Rice.

Rose, Nancy. Steel magnolias : hardy cultivars bring the fairest flower of the South to Minnesota. Northern Gardener, v. 135, no. 2, p. 24-29.

Szabo, Peter and Geza Meszena. Multi-scale regulated plant community dynamics: mechanisms and implications. Oikos, v. 116, no. 2, p. 233-240.

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