We took a longer car trip today, so I needed some reading material to endure riding in the car two hours to destination and two back. I reached into my magazine rack on the way out and came up with two of my favorite gardening magazines. They were both issues of fine Gardening, http://www.finegardening.com/. I have never thought too much about them except that they are a little pricey for a magazine. But, when I really started to think about it, they are one of least expensive things that I buy for a great deal of enjoyment.
The pictures are beautiful of real people's plantings, executed on high quality glossy paper. They are filled with so much information, designs, plants by region and tips from gardeners throughout the country. I use them like a reference or a cookbook never discarding an issue but referring to them over and over throughout the years.