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Re: magazine


I love FG (esp when Gene is in it) and Hort, but I've got to cut back.  I
just don't have time to read them and so much of what's in them just isn't
applicable for TX.  Texas Gardening is a must though.  I'll keep that one.

On 10/7/08, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI <
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
>
> Yes same here. I used to love Organic Gardening, and there was another I
> can't remember...National Gardening? I think that was it. Articles on
> vegetable gardening tended to be much more useful to me than ornamental,
> since much of what's covered in Horticulture or Fine Gardening just
> doesn't work here. I do still get Fine Gardening but because of the
> climate thing it's more like perusing a high-fashion catalog -
> interesting to look at, with an occasional idea I can adapt.
> I wish our local newspaper columnist would write something interesting
> too. But he is geared towards the lowest common denominator, so we get
> the same articles every year: pruning fruit trees, fertilizing your
> lawn, setting your sprinklers. I have taken a couple classes from him at
> the local college and he knows his stuff, but he makes the assumption
> that everyone wants a suburban cookie-cutter landscape with a lawn, two
> trees and a couple of rose bushes, so you really have to work at it to
> get him off that track.
>
> Cyndi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of james singer
> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 4:24 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] magazine
>
> That's mostly the way I feel about it, too. Even a magazine like
> Organic Gardening, which I found riveting when I first discovered it
> and knew nothing about organic gardening, begins to pall in a couple
> of years--how many articles about compost can you read before your
> eyes begin to glaze over, after all. For me, that's the problem; the
> magazines seem to get in a rut, articles about the same-old, same-old
> over and over. Every now and then, they have a piece about new
> introductions or All-American selections, but these tend to be much
> better covered in the specialty newsletters and journals and, even,
> the Thursday gardening page of the local paper.
>
>
>
> On Oct 6, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > I enjoyed Horticulture for about 20 years and Fine Gardening for its
> > first 5 or 6 years or so.  I had to cancel both as each became too
> > expensive for the benefit I got from them.  I don't really miss
> > them; I've never really been much of a mag person anyway.  I'll look
> > at People in the dentsist's waiting room, but it's gotten so I
> > rarely have a clue who they are writing about, while with the
> > gardening mags, I usually already know much of what they are going
> > to say about a plant.
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Zone 5
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynda Young"
> <lyoung@grindertaber.com
> > >
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 8:37 AM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] magazine
> >
> >
> >> I have to admit that when I received an offer for this magazine, I
> >> just to
> >> accept to check it out.  Ultimately cancelled the subscription, but
> >> the
> >> couple of copies we did receive were fairly interesting.  It did
> >> appear to
> >> be geared to the South with a mix of hunting, gardening, and locale
> >> articles.  It was well done, but not enough gardening to warrant
> >> continue
> >> receiving it for us.
> >>
> >> Lynda
> >> Zone 7, West TN
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> >> On Behalf
> >> Of Pam Evans
> >> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:06 PM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] magazine
> >>
> >> Interesting concept.  I'm an avid gardener and a life member of the
> >> NRA.
> >> We're not all right wing nuts, y'know?  Remember that Charleton
> >> Heston was
> >> among the first big people in Hollywood to support the Civil Rights
> >> movement
> >> in its early days, way before it became popular or fashionable.  He
> >> did the
> >> right thing.  And like him, I believe the Second Amendment makes
> >> all the
> >> others possible.  You aren't very free w/out the means to protect
> >> yourself,
> >> especially women.  But I don't know too many people who feel
> >> passionately
> >> about both topics.
> >>
> >> On 10/4/08, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> From what I heard at the GWA symposium, it's supposed to appeal to
> >>> upscale, traditional-minded but up and coming young  southerners.
> >>> It's
> >>> also supposed to survive, which I doubt with the economy, but maybe.
> >>> Take a look at their website.  http://gardenandgun.com/
> >>>
> >>> d
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:07 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] magazine
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> I rarely read magazines, so I just toss any offers I get.  However,
> >>> this
> >>>> one caught my eye:
> >>>> Garden & Gun
> >>>>
> >>>> ????????????????
> >>>>
> >>>> House & Garden, Better Homes & Garden - I can understand.  But
> >>>> Garden
> >>>> & Gun? It claims to be the "Soul of the New South"
> >>>>
> >>>> Think I'll pass.
> >>>>
> >>>> Kitty
> >>>> neIN, Zone 5
> >>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
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> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Pam Evans
> >> Kemp TX
> >> zone 8A
> >>
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> > 5:37 PM
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>
> Island Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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  • References:
    • magazine
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
    • Re: magazine
      • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
    • Re: magazine
      • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
    • RE: magazine
      • From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
    • Re: magazine
      • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
    • Re: magazine
      • From: james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net>
    • RE: magazine
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>

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