You know it's strange, for all of the time I spend reading about planted aquaria, most of the material is post-internet. Perhaps as old as gopher sites at best. What are the roots of planted aquariums? When did the first theories arise? What were the names of the publications? So far, my resources are limited. I've got some old H. Axelrod books from the 70's that barely touch on the subject.
Anyone with answers is welcome to post. I think we should at least know where we came from, and what became of older ideas to bring us to where we are now. Maybe there's ideas we overlooked, or at very least reasons for where we are now.
This is not an answer I'm finding through google, and this is not something material exists for in my local public libraries. I have a feeling most of it may come through dusty old books and magazines. Journals if we're lucky.
(compulsive post editor)