My articles

These articles are part of the discussion course Caring for My Piece of the Earth:

The Whole World in My Yard

Citizen Science

My Groundcovering Journey

An Unexpected Pleasure

Wild Ones Journal

Wild Ones JournalThe Wild Ones Journal, a publication of Wild Ones

I (Janet) have written a number of articles over the years, generally about habitat gardening.

Most of my articles have appeared in the Wild Ones Journal. It has been an honor to have my articles published here because I've read the Wild Ones Journal almost from the beginning of my habitat gardening journey. I hope I can share as much useful information with other gardeners as I've learned myself from other WOJ authors.

Here are my articles that have appeared in the Wild Ones Journal:

  • Healthy Soil is a Foundation of Life - May/June/July Vol. 28, No. 3
  • Show Me Help Me Tours - Nov/Dec 2014 Vol. 27, No. 5
  • Native Plants Elevated to New Heights - March/April 2013 Vol. 26, No. 2
  • Citizen Science - 2013 Vol 26, No. 4
  • Book Review: Attracting Native Pollinators - March/April 2012 Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Highway Welcome Centers - May/June 2012 Vol. 25, No. 3
  • COVER STORY: Talking about your landscape? For best results, remember these points, and cut back on the jargon - Jan/Feb 2011 Vol. 24, No. 1
  • Book Review: Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East - March/April 2011 Vol. 24, No. 2
  • One Lucky Man - Sept/Oct 2011 Vol. 24, No. 5
  • Covering the Ground with Invasives - July/August 2010 Vol. 23, No. 4
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Japanese Knotweed: Godzilla of the Plant World - May/June 2010 Vol.23, No. 3
  • Invasives on the Horizon: The Road More Traveled—by Invasive Plants - March/April 2010 Vol. 23, No. 2
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Sweet Clover - Jan/Feb 2010 Vol. 23, No. 1
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Ox-eye Daisy - Nov/Dec 2009 Vol 22, No. 6
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Multiflora Rose - Sept/Oct 2009 Vol. 22, No 5
  • Invasives on the Horizon: The Daylily - July/August 2009 Vol. 22, No. 4
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Dame's Rocket - May/June 2009 Vol. 22, No. 3
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Covering the Ground with Invasives - March/April 2009 Vol. 22, No. 2
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Burning Bush - Nov/Dec 2008 Vol. 21, No. 6
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Nipped in the "Budd" - Sept/Oct 2008 Vol. 21, No. 5
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Black Swallowwort - July/August 2008 Vol. 21, No. 4
  • Invasives on the Horizon: Porcelainberry - May/June 2008 Vol. 21, No. 3
  • COVER STORY: Bringing Nature Home - March/April 2008 Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Is It Spring Yet? PHind Out! - Jan/Feb 2008 Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Book Review: Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation - Sept/Oct 2006 Vol. 19, No. 5
  • COVER STORY: The Whole World in My Backyard - July/August 2005 Vol. 18, No. 4
  • COVER STORY: Become Stewards of God's Creation - July/August 2001 Vol. 14, No. 4

Upstate Gardeners' Journal

Upstate Gardeners' Journal

Upstate Gardeners' Journal is a guide to gardening in upstate New York that features event listings and calendar items, seasonal tips and articles about local gardens and gardeners.

Here are my articles that have appeared in Upstate Gardeners' Journal:

  • The Godzilla of the Plant World: Japanese Knotweed - July/August 2014 p. 17-18
  • Book Review: Attracting Native Pollinators - July/August 2011 Vol. 17, Issue 3, p. 18
  • Book Review: Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East - March/April 2011 Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 66-67
  • Here a Bradford, there a Bradford - July/August 2010 Vol. 16, Issue 4
  • Become a citizen scientist...In your own yard - March/ April 2009 Vol. 15, Issue 2
  • Book Review: Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens - March-April 2008 Vol. 14, Issue 2
  • On the Wings of Pollinators: Where Our Future Lies - May-June 2007 Vol. 13, Issue 3
  • Monarchs and Our Gardens - November/December 2006 Vol. 12 Issue 6
  • What Will the Neighbors Think? - July/August 2006 Vol. 12, Issue 4

Woodlands and Prairies

Woodlands & Prairies

Woodlands and Prairies Magazine with Mrs. Woods is a grassroots maagzine published four times a year. It's full of stories of people being good stewards of their land—both woodlands and prairies/meadows. Its tagline is "About caring for your piece of this Good Earth." Gorgeous photography, too!

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Here are my articles that have appeared in Woodlands & Prairies:

  • Gardening for Life: The Journey of Janet Allen - Summer 2011 Vol. 8, No. 2
  • Pollinators A to Z - Summer 2011 Vol. 8, No. 2
  • The Killer Bamboo: My husband's battle against Japanese knotweed - Summer 2010 Vol. 7, No. 2

Country's Best Cabins

Sierra Atlantic

The Sierra Atlantic is a newsletter sent to Sierra Club members in the New York Atlantic region.

Iroquois Messenger

The Iroquois Messenger is a newsletter sent to the Iroquois Chapter members of the Sierra Club members in the New York Atlantic region.

  • Book Review: Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket - September-November 2006
  • Creation Stewardship - May-June 2000
  • Your Own Backyard - September-October 2001
  • The Only Good Bug … - June - August 2003
  • Everyone Thinks of Changing the World … - November 2003-January 2004

Westchester Environment

  • Wildlife in Your Own Backyard - Summer 2006, Vol. 2006 No. 3

CNY Home & Garden

  • Our Gardens Can SAVE the Monarch Butterfly - April 2009 Vol. 1 Number 2

National Wildlife Federation's Volunteer Spirit

  • Create a habitat for people, too! - May/June 2007 Vol. 15, Issue 3

National Wildlife Federation's Habitats Newsletter

  • Habitat Stewards in Action - Spring/Summer 2002 Vol. 5, No. 3
  • The Whole World in My Backyard - Winter 2003 Vol. 6, No. 1

Organic Farms, Folks, & Foods

  • Make a Home for Wildlife in Your Yard - Mid-Summer 2007 Vol. 25, No. 3

Central New York Environment

  • Learning how to create an eco-friendly yard - Feb.-March 2003 Vol. 28, No. 1
  • Gardening that trades lawn for habitat - December 2002-January 2003
  • Worms turn food scraps into black gold - April-May 2001 Vol. 26, No. 2