Monday, July 21, 2008

Articles of note in the Sterling Morton Library : July’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 are interested in reviewing one of these articles, I would be delighted to help you at

Dale, P. In an Irish garden : Kilmokea. Hortus, no. 85, p. 35-47.

Hong, C., P.A. Richardson, and P. Kong. Pathogenicity to ornamental plants of some existing species and new taxa of Phytophthora from irrigation water. Plant Disease, v. 92, no. 8, p. 1201-1207.

Li, J. and P. Del Tredici. The Chinese Parrotia : a sibling species of the Persian Parrotia. Arnoldia, v. 66, no. 1, v. 66, no. 1, p. 2-9.

Lilly, b. From forest to bluff, shade to sun: Heronswood to Windcliff. Pacific Horticulture, v. 69, no. 3, p. 31-34.

Qian, H. and B.L. Dolbeare. Exotic plants of Illinois. The Living Museum, v. 70, no. 1, p. 3-10.

Schuler, Barbara K. Water garden design. American Nurseryman, v. 208, #2, p. 14-18.

Article from the past:
Shrubs for midsummer bloom by E. Lowell Kammerer in the Bulletin of Popular Information, August 1936, v. 11, no. 8, p. 31-34.

“… there is no excuse whatsoever for the scarcity of blossom in our shrubbery plantings after the first of July.”

Reading this article is like venturing into a horticultural time machine! Written 72 years ago, Kammerer describes selected shrubs that will lengthen the season of bloom in our Midwestern gardens. Of special note within his list is Amorpha canescens (Lead-plant), described by the author as growing “on one of the Arboretum’s cherished possessions.”

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