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I'll pass this on to Santa. :>D


Mrs. Claus

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Gene Bush
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 8:16 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT]TAG

Hello Kitty,
    I was a bit discontent with many of the American gardening magazines, so
I took a subscription to BBC Gardeners world since they have an "American
English" edition. Bit pricy, but though I would get something different for
a change. Personally I find it to have all the depth of a fine bone china
saucer..... it is *all* about garden personalities (an the personalities are
English, of course) and bytes.
    Perhaps Ms. Santa will see that I receive a trial year of RHS next
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
> I think Gene's right for many magazines out there.  I only get Fine
> Gardening (FG), Horticulture(H), and The American Gardener  (TAG), all of
> which have a mix of long and short articles.  I like some of the short
> like HortJournal in H, but not particularly thrilled with the regional
> essays that both H & FG have taken up.    Many short articles ".... where
> features are about 5 to 600 words long...." tell you about as much as
> find in a good reference; they don't get into the real nitty-gritty, the
> secrets that people like Gene have to share.  Many short ones leave me
> unanswered questions, but at least they may spark my interest.  H usually
> does a single page article on a specific species of a plant each month and
> since they're not trying to cover a whole genus, the page is often enough.
> I think many of the newer magazines that have gone to shorts are following
> the premise that readers want shorter articles.  That's all the time or
> interest they have.  this may be true for readers of Ladies Home Journal
> People, but when you have a quality publication that caters to a specific
> interest, the die-hard readers won't be satisfied with snipets.  We want
> know more.  RHS has some great in-depth articles; wish I could afford it.
> I never see any of these mags in a waiting room - I always bring mine with
> me.
> Kitty

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