Back Issues of Blazing Star

"Blazing Star" is a quarterly magazine about native plants, published by NANPS. Members get it hot
off the press, either in print by mail, or in full colour and faster as an electronic version delivered by email in pdf format.

Once they are at least a year old, we are making back issues of Blazing Star available on line. They are pdf files, usually about 500 - 1,500kb in size.


Winter (2014) (colour)

Eastern Flowering Dogwood by Gregor G Beck & Kevin Kavanaugh
Granitic Outcrops of the Piedmond by Hugh & Carol Nourse
Lichens by Joan Crowe
Resilient Ranching with Tallgrass Prairie Plants by Bryan Gilvesy


Fall (2013) (colour)

Coastal Plain Gentian by Stephpen Johnson & Mary Stark
Welcome to Shaw Woods by Grant Dobson
Discovering Native Plants by Peter Moore
A New Beginning for an Old Idea by Peter Carson

Summer (2013) (colour)

Canada Goldenrod by Catherine Macleod
Naturalization of the Loretto Maryholme Spiritual Centre by Sister Mary Mallany
Creating a Pollinator Paradise by Victoria MacPhail
Ferns in the Garden by William Cullina

Spring (2013) (colour)

Virginia Spring Beauty by Stephen Johnson
My Shade Garden by Paul Sakren
Bats & Cacti in the Sonoran Desert by Evan Cantor
The Great Plains by Cindy Reed

Winter (2013) (colour)

Encrusted Saxifrage by Grant Dobson
Lessons from a NANPS Carolinian Woods Tour  It by John Oyston
Spring Management of a Native Garden by Darcie McKelvey, Judy Brisson and Judy Flanigan
Disjunct Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora on Eastern Georgian Bay by Mark Carabetta and Dan Kraus
The Trees Beneath your Feet - A Tale of Graft and Corruption by Kenneth Armson


Fall 2012 (colour)Hawthorn Pome (Photo credit: Bill Moses)

Indian Pipes by Stephen Johnson and Mary Stark
Seed Bombing Native Plants by Irene Fedun
Landscape Ordinances: Video illustrates the Intricacies for
         Neighbours and Bureaucrats by Joy Buslaff
Hawthorns by Bill Moses
A Kansas Tallgrass Prairie by Stephen Johnson

 Summer 2012 (colour)

Pawpaw by Stephen Johnson and Mary Stark
The Great Garlic Mustard Roundup by Deborah Dale
Surprises in a Native Plant Garden by Deborah Chute
Restoring the Moraine One Hero at a Time by Allison Roberts
Protecting Meduxnekeag Forests by George Peabody

 Spring 2012 (colour)

Squirrel Corn by Catherine Macleod
A River Runs Under It by Soraya Peerbaye
Digging in for Reptile Recovery by Gregor Beck
Moving beyond Purple Coneflower by Grant Dobson
Wildflowers of California by Laird R. Blackwell
Urban Paradise on Riverside Drive by Stephen Johnson

 Winter 2012 (colour)

Jack Pine by Catherine Macleod
Nature in the 905: Hope grows in Markham by John Oyston
Maskinoge Plant Salvage by Andree Pelan
Rain Gardening in New York by Emily DeBolt
Inglis Falls Native Tree Nursery by Bill Moses 


Fall 2011 (colour): 

Kentucky Coffee Tree, Gymnocladus dioicus by Stephen Johnson
Seedhead Quiz
North of Superior by Barbara Yurkoski
My First Pond (Garden)by Mark Funk
Putting Native to Plants Work on Missouri's Landscapes by Bonnie Chasteen

Summer 2011:

Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum by Graham Buck
Planned Subdivision Sparks a Wildlife Haven by Patricia Baldwin
Virginia Barrier Islands by Stephen Johnson
Engelmann's Quillwort by Paul Heydon
Acer platanoides - A Cautionary Tale by Merle Gunby

Spring 2011:

Eastern Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus by John Mori
Phenology of White Trillium by Ron Hepworth
A Gentle Push Towards Greater Diversity by Paul O'Hara
Marion County's Cliffs by Mary Stark

Winter 2011: 

Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera by Bill Moses
NATIVE RETURN: Teeming with Life by Christina Lee Kobland
Bluff Ecosystems of Lake Huron by Geoff Peach
The Elusive Gentians by Perry Peskin


Fall 2010:

Great Plains Paintbrush, Castilleja sessiliflora by Evan Cantor
Sowing the Seed by Irene Fedun
Designing my Front Garden by Darcie McKelvey

Summer 2010:

Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis by Lorraine Brown
Pella, Iowa's Indian Trail by Stephen Johnson
Heart's Content by Natalie Helferty

Spring 2010: 25th Anniversary Issue (colour)

NANPS Ever Onward by NANPS Board of Directors
Wildflower Ways of Seeing by Laird Blackwell
Toronto's First Native Plant Garden: 34 Years Later by Jim Hodgins  
My Approach to Planting Native Trees by John Oyston
Good Walk Spoiled or Hike with a Purpose? by Evan Cantor
Old Man Creek Nursery by Cherry Dodd
It's Not Easy Being Green by Deborah Dale
WILDFLOWER 1985-2004:A Full and Worthy Life by Jim Hodgins
Florida Blazing Stars by Craig Huegel
Artists Gallery
Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Uli Lorimer
Applying Ecological Restoration Guidelines to Naturalization by Graham Buck
Ohio's Invisible Prairies by Perry Peskin
A Small Native Pond Planting by Paul Sakren

Winter 2010:

Roundleaf Dogwood Cornus rugosa by Bill Moses
I Came, I Saw, I Ate Some Dirt: The Truth about Earthworms by Michael Henry
Silver Plains Project, Manitoba by Robert G. Mears
Native Woodies in an Ontario Garden by Anna Leggatt
Transpiration by Bill Moses


Fall 2009:

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Summer 2009:

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Spring 2009:

Virgins bower (Clematis virginiana)

Winter 2009:

Wild columbine (Aqquilegia canadensis)


Fall 2008:

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Summer 2008:

Alabama snow-wreath

Spring 2008:


Winter 2008:

Hairy beardtongue


Fall 2007:

Fraser magnolia 

Summer 2007:

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Spring 2007: 

White heath aster 

Winter 2007:

Indian paintbrush


Fall 2006:

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Summer 2006:

Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Spring 2006:

Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus)

Winter 2006:

White Pine (Pinus strobus)


Fall 2005: n/a

Summer 2005:

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Sping 2005:

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Winter 2005:

Blue Camas (Camassia quamash)


Fall 2004:

Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)

Summer 2004:

Rosebay rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum)

Spring 2004:

Walking Fern (Asplenium rhizophyllum or Camptosorus rhizophyllus)

Winter 2004:

Fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica)


Fall 2003:

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Summer 2003:

Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Spring 2003:

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

Winter 2003:

Wild Savory (Calamintha arkansana)









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