Saturday, May 19, 2007

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : May'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

Baggett, P. Rudbeckias : a golden touch for gardens. The American Gardener, v. 86, no. 3, p. 28-33.

Balducci, S. Field notes : Metasequoia glyptostroboides. American Nurseryman, v. 205, #10, p. 66.
Each issue of American Nurseryman ends with Field Notes detailing a plant that should be used more often. As I was skimming through this new issue, I was pleased to see the description of the dawn redwood (a.k.a. Metasequoia glyptostroboides). Be sure to visit the unique espaliered dawn redwood in the May T. Watts Reading Garden adjacent to the Sterling Morton Library!

Goyder, D. Description of Asclepias barjoniifolia. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, v. 24, pt. 2, p. 93-100.
Description is accompanied by a drawing of this plant by noted artist Christabel King.

Gripenberg, S., J-P Salminen & T. Roslin. A tree in the eyes of a moth – temporal variation in oak leaf quality and leaf-miner performance. Oikos, v. 116, no. 4, p. 592-600.
This research paper opens with the provocative question: “For an herbivorous insect, how predictable is the quality of host trees in space and in time?”

Houle, G. Determinants of fine-scale plant species richness in deciduous forest of north-eastern North America. Journal of Vegetation Science, v. 18, p. 345-354.

Primack, R., A. J. Miller-Rushing, D. Primack & Sharda Mukunda. Using photographs to show the effects of climate change on flowering times. Arnoldia, v. 65, no. 1, p. 2-9.

Ranney, T., N. Lynch, P. Fantz & P. Cappiello. Clarifying taxonomy and nomenclature of Fothergilla (Hamamelidaceae) cultivars and hybrids. HortScience, v. 42, no. 3, p. 470-473.

Zemanek, A., A. Ubrizsy Savoia & B. Zemanek. The beginnings of ecological thought in the Renaissance: an account based on the Libri picturati A. 18-30 collection of water-colours. Archives of Natural History, v. 34, pt. 1, p. 87-108.

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