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Re: TAG


Gene
 I had a subscription for several years & without a doubt it cannot be
bettered....I enjoyed the privilege of attending the Chelsea Show on
"members day" immensely!! Being a neophyte & from FL the text did not often
apply to my beginners garden but make clear just how the UK is devoted to
Horticulture.
SAINSA
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 8:16 AM
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
> year.......
> Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> 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
> bits
> > 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
> you'd
> > 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
> with
> > 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
> and
> > 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
> to
> > 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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