Yesterday the premier issue of GARDEN MAKING magazine arrived in the mail.
It’s always a leap of faith when we sign up for a new magazine subscription. What can we really expect from another gardening magazine?
Well, I like everything about this premier issue. It’s got a fresh look with awesome photographs, not overloaded with advertising, and a great lineup of contributing writers who have produced some very practical down to earth (pun intended) articles in this issue.
The writing style of editor Beckie Fox draws you in right away. She says,
One of my goals for the magazine is to have each issue seem like a visit from a gardening friend who shares your passion for plants, is still mesmerized by a newly sprouted seed, wonders why spring is so brief and is giddily optimistic that this will be the best gardening season ever.
Hey, she’s one of us!
Back to the practical articles, there’s a Spring Pruning Calendar with very helpful tips about trimming up various shrubs. And the one that resonated with me was how to overwinter hybrid tea roses in pots. A ‘gardening seminar’ is included with great information about starting seeds indoors and outdoors. Another article by Stephen Westcott-Gratton, editor-at-large of Canadian Gardening magazine, is entitled, “Six Steps to a Beautiful New Border”.
Garden Making magazine promises at least 70 pages of articles and photos in each issue.
And most of the information is also displayed in an easy to navigate format on their website.
Pay them a visit. I think you’ll be impressed, too.