I stopped at the local grocery store today on my way home from work. Well, OMG, the first garden magazines have arrived! There were only two in my local store, and I put both of them in my cart before looking at the price. I got quite a shock when I saw that one was $8.00 and the other one $10.00. I took another look at each one and settled for the more expensive one because it had a lot more to it as far as pages. Not a great way to choose, but I didn't have time to go through the whole issue.
For many years I subscribed to several gardening magazines, bought at least two per week during the gardening seasons. I probably would have bought them in the winter if they hadn't stopped publishing! Finally, I said to myself, "this has to end!" I wasn't really getting a lot of new ideas or learning about new plant introductions. The internet could answer all of my questions, so I settled on one beautiful gardening magazine http://www.finegardening.com/ and was satisified up until today.
Dinner in the oven, I couldn't wait to sit down and begin perusing this lovely publication called Great Gardens Made Easy, http://www.gardengatespecials.com/ The sections really grabbed me with titles like retreats, privacy, what color can do, heat up your escape, living walls and natural inspirations. There are so many subjects, I can't even share them all in this short blog. I have to say, I think this one is a winner! It has multiple plans, not that I have the space to implement one, and references many new plant introductions.
I have not purchased a plant magazine as the grocery store in a few years. I am starting to worry about a relapse!