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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
To obtain a copy of any magazine article contact your local public library or the publisher.

PLANT
sa   ALGAE
sa   AMARANTHUS
sa   AMSONIA
sa   ANNUAL PLANT
sa   AQUATIC PLANT
sa   ATROPA
sa   BAMBOO
sa   BERGENIA
sa   BIENNIAL PLANT
sa   BOEHMERIA
sa   BROMELIACEAE (BROMELIAD)
sa   BULB, CORM & TUBER
sa   CALADIUM
sa   CANNABIS
sa   CARNIVOROUS PLANT
sa   CASSIA
sa   CENTRANTHUS
sa   CHENOPODIUM
sa   CHLORDPHYTUM
sa   CIMICIFUGA
sa   COLEUS
sa   COLOCASIA
sa   CONVOLVULUS
sa   COVER CROP
sa   CYMBOPOGON
sa   CYPHOMANDRA
sa   DANDELION
sa   DATURA
sa   DIEFFENBACHIA
sa   DODDER
sa   EPIMEDIUM
sa   ERYNGIUM
sa   EUPHORBIA
sa   EVERGREEN
sa   FERN
sa   FICUS
sa   FLAX
sa   FLOWER
sa   FOLIAGE PLANT
sa   FRUIT
sa   GARDENING
sa   GEUM
sa   GOMPHRENA
sa   GRAIN
sa   GRASS
sa   GROUND COVER
sa   HEATH & HEATHER
sa   HEDERA
sa   HEDGE
sa   HERB
sa   HOLCUS
sa   HONESTY (PLANT)
sa   HOREHOUND
sa   HYSSOPUS
sa   INDOOR PLANT
sa   INULA
sa   LAMIUM
sa   LEGUME
sa   LEMON BALM
sa   LINARIA
sa   LOTUS
sa   MILKWEED
sa   MINT
sa   MISTLETOE
sa   MONARDA
sa   MOSS
sa   MUSHROOM
sa   NEPETA
sa   NUT
sa   OREGANO
sa   PACHYSANDRA
sa   PERENNIAL PLANT
sa   PERILLA
sa   PHYSALIS
sa   PIQUERIA
sa   PITCHER-PLANT
sa   PLANT CONTAINER
sa   PLANT COVER
sa   PLANT DISEASE
sa   PLANT FORCING
sa   PLANT GRAFTING
sa   PLANT MARKER
sa   PLANT PROPAGATION
sa   PLANT STAND
sa   PLANT SUPPORT
sa   PLANT WATERING
sa   PLANT: ARTIFICIAL & IMITATION
sa   PLANTAIN-LILY
sa   PLANTING & TRANSPLANTING
sa   PLANTING TOOL
sa   PLECTRANTHUS
sa   POISONOUS PLANT
sa   POLEMONIUM
sa   PROBOSCIDEA
sa   PRUNELLA
sa   PULMONARIA
sa   PULSATILLA
sa   RUE
sa   SANSEVIERIA
sa   SEDUM
sa   SHRUB
sa   SILENE
sa   SPROUT RAISING
sa   STACHYS
sa   STELLARIA
sa   SUCCULENT
sa   THYME
sa   TOBACCO
sa   TREE
sa   VEGETABLE
sa   VERONICA
sa   VINE
sa   WEED
sa   XEROPHYLLUM
sa   YUCCA
x   BOTANY
xx   ANNUAL PLANT
xx   BIENNIAL PLANT
xx   BIOLOGY
xx   FOLIAGE PLANT
xx   GARDENING
xx   LANDSCAPING
xx   PERENNIAL PLANT
xx   WEED

Twelve edible wild plants and how to identify them.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1975 (v.65#7) pg. 46

Root experiments for youngsters that are designed to show how roots respond to different substances.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1978 (v.62#8) pg. 36

A guide to wild plants you can pick and eat.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1979 (v.63#5) pg. 35

Milkweed, an edible plant you can gather and cook.
COUNTRYSIDE Jul 1979 (v.63#7) pg. 22

Highly sensitive ohmmeter which will detect resistance changes in the order of 0.5% (when connected across a resistance of from 100,000-ohms to 1-megohm). Used to measure a plant's response to noise, light, watering, etc.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1974 (v.14#2) pg. 34

Tips on how to import otherwise unavailable plants.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 78

Learning to succeed with woody plants. Guidelines from a 14-year gardener on the probably causes of a plant's failure, based on personal experience.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 41

Plants for winter gardens. Nine choices for plants that do well in varying degrees of cold.
FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 62

Plant societies, where enthusiasts share their knowledge. A guide to the various plant societies and tips on starting your own.
FINE GARDENING #24 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 58

Variations on a stem. A guide to understanding runners and stolons, stem tubers, rhizomes, corms and bulbs.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 76

Comments on road-salt damage to plants along the edge of a road.
FINE GARDENING #28 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 14
Added Info FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 16

An explanation of plant hardiness and techniques for growing a plant that is marginal in your USDA zone.
FINE GARDENING #30 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 12

Outstanding Asian plants for western gardens. (1) Bamboo. (2) Azalea. (3) Indigos. (4) Japanese hydrangea vine. (5) Epimendiums. (6) Japanese white pine. (7) Leatherleaf mahonia. (8) Jeweled dragon lilyturf. (9) Epaulette tree.
FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 66

Overwintering tender plants. How to pot up your favorites and bring them indoors. Cutting back the top growth and root ball and potting a licorice plant.
FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 35

An introduction to the plant classification scheme and what those Latin names tell you about the similarities and differences between plants.
FINE GARDENING #40 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 12

Digging up a garden's history. How to discover and slowly revive the plants that grew around an old house or in an old garden.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 54

For better plants, chromosomes count. An explanation of polyploids in plants and how they result in more desirable plants for the home garden.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 70

Index card system described to keep track of information about each garden plant.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 10

Lysimachias (one of the loosestrifes) . A look at the species that are candidates for the home garden. Includes suggestions for controlling these aggressive plants.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 60

Sublime plants for lime (alkaline) soils. Includes a list of annuals, biennials, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees that grow well in ordinary garden soil and also thrive in alkaline soil.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 34

Tips on wrapping plants to protect them when being carried on travels.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 10

Buy plants with confidence. A professional shares his secrets for purchasing robust plants.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 51
Added Info FINE GARDENING #63 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 8

A guide to richly textured plants that attract viewers to touch them.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 69

An explanation of how plants compete for light, water, nutrients and physical space and the implications for gardeners.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 18

Out of the garden and out of control. A look at non-native, invasive ornamental plants, the havoc they are wreaking on the environment and a guide to those plants which gardeners are urged to avoid.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 34

A look at the whys and wherefores of movement in plants. Covers phototropism, geotropism, thigmotropism, natic reactions and turgor reactions.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun 1979 (v.23#6) pg. 46

A study in allelopathy, plants that are chemically harmful to other plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug 1979 (v.23#8) pg. 50

Tips on determining which end is up when planting dormant roots.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1984 (v.28#3) pg. 6

Curtain plants. Suggestions for perennials and vines that will drape over retaining walls and fences. Plants for both low and tall walls are suggested.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1986 (v.30#4) pg. 24

How to grow dusty-millers from seed or cuttings.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1987 (v.31#2) pg. 81

How to grow Japanese solomon's-seal.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1987 (v.31#3) pg. 46

A look at variegations in plants and the reasons they occur.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 44

De-mystifying species, hybrids and cultivars.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1993 (v.37#3) pg. 12

A deep discussion about roots. A look at come common fallacies and facts.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1997 (v.41#3) pg. 18

Suggestions for plants that are good for screening unsightly areas.
GARDEN GATE #6 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 28

Standing cypress. Physical properties of this tall, biennial native plant of Texas with spikes of red flowers, plus information on where and how to raise it.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 42

Christmas gift plants and tips on taking care of them. Covers poinsettias, paperwhites, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, cyclamen, dendrobium orchad and calceolaria.
GARDEN GATE #12 Dec 1996 pg. 36

Melampodium, a guide to its attributes.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 42

Tips on plants to grow in sandy, well-drained soil.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 38

Tip suggests plants that will withstand heat and pollution from household exhaust vents.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 39

Tips on how to tell what is causing a plant to turn yellow.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 6

Things to keep in mind at a garden center to help you pick the right plant.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 41

Causes of pale foliage and stunted plant growth discussed.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 40

Horticultural hocus-pocus. A look at the pros and cons of companion planting in the garden.
HARROWSMITH #55 Jun-Jul 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 83

Ornamental plants that are invasive and strategies for containing them.
HARROWSMITH #86 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 58
Correction HARROWSMITH #87 Sep-Oct 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 15

Patchouli (Pogostemon heyneanus), its culture and uses.
HERB COMPANION Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.5#2) pg. 20

Unpacking mail-order plants. Step-by-step instructions on checking the plants, storage, preparing for planting, and planting.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1990 (v.68#2) pg. 48

Importing plants. A guide to the steps in observing USA quarantine rules.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1992 (v.70#4) pg. 16

An explanation of what days to maturity means and how to use it when selecting plant varieties, plan successive and parallel plantings, etc.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 18

An explanation of why plants bolt and some ways to delay it.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 20
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #4 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 8

An explanation of dormancy in plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 16

An explanation of photoperiodism behavior in plants and its implications for gardeners.
KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 16

An explanation of what the drip line of a plant is and current information on the extent of plant root systems.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 16

An explanation of a plant cultivar.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 18

An explanation of determinate and indeterminate plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #9 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 69

An explanation of what causes plants to heave from the soil during the winter and how to prevent or minimize it.
KITCHEN GARDEN #12 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 18

A look at the nutritional value of foraged edibles.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #60 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 111

A look at edible wild greens.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 194

How to use cattail "cotton" for clothing insulation.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 78

A look at jojoba bushes that are cultivated for their oil.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 88

Foraging for wild yeast.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #65 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 106

Building an ultrasonic plant stimulator.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #87 May-Jun 1984 pg. 102

A look at practical companion planting. Includes a chart of combinations of vegetables, herbs, flowers and weeds that are mutually beneficial.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 62

A look at phenology, the study of when plants reach certain stages in response to the weather. Tips on how to check phenological events on indicator plants on your property and how to use the findings as a guide for when to plant, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1977 (v.24#4) pg. 127

A look at companion planting test results. Includes a chart of allies and enemies.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 56

A look at old-fashioned spring tonics, wild greens to gather and eat.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1979 (v.26#3) pg. 118

Plant versus plant. Many plants produce poisons which kill or inhibit other plants. Basic information on allelopathic interactions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 58

Best ideas for companion planting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1985 (v.32#2) pg. 60

Tips on succession planting for the garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1985 (v.32#2) pg. 66

Guidelines for choosing superior bedding plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1986 (v.33#4) pg. 32

Advice on plants to grow beneath liquidambar and redwood trees.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 19

Buy plants like a pro. Tips on selecting the best plants from a garden center.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 30

Beauties and the beasts. How to control invasive plants (honeysuckle, ivy, purple loosestrife, Japanese barberry) and some tame substitutes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar-Apr 1999 (v.46#2) pg. 31

Experimental electro-culture. Stimulating plant growth in a high voltage electrostatic field.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1971 (v.34#2) pg. 66

More experiments in electro-culture. Stimulating plant growth with static electricity. Includes plans for a device to measure plant responses electrically.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1971 (v.34#6) pg. 63

Space horticulture. A collection of circuits and experiments to study the growing of plants in an artificial environment, such as a space craft. Part 1.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 70
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 16

Space horticulture. Part 2.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1999 (v.16#9) pg. 73

Experimental garden involves two exciting "genetic" experiments anyone can do. How to cross-breed flowers and vegetables.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1984 (v.161#6) pg. 120

Electronic circuit for a green vegetation sensor relies on the fact that green vegetation reflects red light poorly, but near-infrared light very well.
SCIENCE PROBE! Oct 1991 (v.1#4) pg. 89

Plants do the weirdest things. A discussion of plants' remarkable abilities to sense and react to their environment. Several simple experiments to illustrate the behavior of plants in different environments.
SCIENCE PROBE! Apr 1992 (v.2#2) pg. 9

Experiments in horticultural science. Using temperature and light to change the usual times for germination, sprouting, and blooming.
SCIENCE PROBE! Apr 1992 (v.2#2) pg. 70

Effects of ionizing radiation on plants.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Dec 1963 (v.209#6) pg. 151

Stimulating plant growth with ultrasonic vibrations.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1966 (v.215#2) pg. 100

Experiments with gibberellins which accelerate the growth of plants.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Aug 1967 (v.217#2) pg. 111

Experiments on the effect of gravity on plant growth (geotropism). Includes instructions for building an apparatus that interferes with the natural response of the organic compounds known as auxins to the gravitational field.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jun 1970 (v.222#6) pg. 141

Tips on how to handle bedding plants so that they will get off to a good start in your garden.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 270

A look at varieties of Pittosporum that can be grown as trees, shrubs, hedges, screens, ground cover, or as container plants.
SUNSET Oct 1978 (v.161#4) pg. 232

How to transport large plants to another city or state.
SUNSET May 1986 (v.176#5) pg. 286

Protecting tender plants against frost. Some techniques.
SUNSET Dec 1991 (v.187#6) pg. 72

Tips on choosing the best bare-root stock, planting, and pruning.
SUNSET Dec 1992 (v.189#6) pg. 58

Buying dormant, bare-root nursery stock. What to look for and plants that are most commonly available.
SUNSET Jan 1995 (v.194#1) pg. 44

How to grow shamrocks indoors.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1987 (v.53#2) pg. 48

Winter damage to landscape plants. How to minimize the damage from accumulated snow and road salt.
WORKBASKET Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.57#2) pg. 70