The Amateurs’ Digest 1994 Special Edition is Now Online!

The Amateurs' Digest 1994 Special Edition
The Amateurs’ Digest 1994 Special Edition
The Amateurs’ Digest 1994 Special Edition is now online.  It arrived from Terrace Horticultural Books on Tuesday, this week, the 17th of September 2019 along with 19 other issues.  So my scanning homework is mounting!

A “Special Edition” is the extra issue published annually after each of the 6-issue volumes of The Amateurs’ Digest had been completed.

Read the 1994 Special Edition now.

The 1994 Special Edition runs to 60 pages, including front and back covers. My favorite in this issue is the really nice black and white botanical sketches by artist Carla Wolters of Holland to illustrate … here’s a nice tongue-twister: “Mesembryanthemaceae,” by Doug Rowland, starting on page 46.

Mesembryanthemaceae “
Botanical illustrations by artist Carla Wolters of Holland


Click on an illustration to view them all in a slideshow.

Also in this issue:

  • Seed raising
  • Propagation
  • Fertilizing
  • Grafting (Cacti and the Other Succulents)
  • Report on a Very Unique Aloe
  • Bromeliads including Succulent Types
  • Lots of Excellent Photos

The 1994 Special Edition sold at $4-$5 apiece depending on the country shipped, plus postage of about $1 in Canada-USA and $2.50 elsewhere.  You can now read it free online, right here, embedded via Scribd.

This issue came from Terrace complete with its original cover letter from Marina to the subscriber, with the good news of a $2 USD credit for over-payment.

The issue also includes a 6-page tip-in (a multi-page insert also on black and white) announcing current and future publications, and other news of interest for cacti enthusiasts.

I’m an “originalist,” and I like to keep things together that belong together, for historical purposes. Therefore, scans of the cover letter and tip-in have been added to the scan of the journal. I hope you enjoy this wonderful package of plant information from 1994, still current and useful!

Have a great day, everyone.

I’m Kathleen, Marina’s daughter. And I don’t know anything about cactus plants. But that should not stop you readers of this Archive from talking to each other in the comment forms under the posts and pages.

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