Native Plants Journal 6.1 (2005) 1
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From the Editor
Welcome to our 6th year of publication. This will be the first full year with Indiana University Press handling subscriptions, marketing, printing, and distribution. If you've been with us from the start, you remember that the first couple of years we struggled to publish 120 pages each year. Last year, it was up to about 200 pages. It looks like that trend will continue. The good news is that it means more practical information for you, but the bad news is that it costs more to produce. The increase in subscription price (which hadn't changed in 5 years) will help cover those increased publication costs. As a benefit to you, however, we are also going to print 3 issues per year. The summer issue will include articles, as well as a directory of native plant producers in the US and Canada. Last year this directory was published as a stand-alone book, but we hope that incorporating it into the journal will help recognize producers, and more importantly, help market the journal to people who use native plants.
This issue is "part two" of our focus on genetics and genetics issues. In addition, we also look at plant nomenclature and its constant flux, propagation of Indian paintbrush, and some articles about trees. It seems that trees are often ignored as "native plants," especially from a forestry standpoint, so we'll give them some recognition in this issue. Please note we are now including information on upcoming meetings and events. If you have a native plants-oriented event coming up, send that information to me. See page 98 for details.
R Kasten Dumroese