From poet to author of specialised literature
Ciril Jeglič was a literary talent. While in grammar school, he wrote and published poetry with his mentor Izidor Cankar by his side. After grammar school, he gave up poetry, published a collection of short stories and then devoted himself to writing non-technical and technical articles, and books.
Jeglič published 1,500 articles in daily newspapers and journals, paying special attention to the Slovenian technical language and carefully developing Slovenian technical terminology. Before World War II, he published a lot in Croatia. After retiring in 1961, he continued to write for garden magazines (Hortikulturni razgledi, Naš vrt, Moj mali svet) and non-technical articles for Proteus magazine, and other publications.
He wrote eleven books, of which two are literary works, one is a memoir and another five are on horticulture and garden art. His book Arboretum Volčji Potok remains the largest monograph on this institution and the broader context of the arboretum and its mission.
A list of his books can be found at the link.