Last updated on September 23rd, 2016
And the winners are: #517 from Roxie F., #75 from Pam, and #448 from Candy. Congratulations, Roxie, Pam, and Candy! Email me to collect your subscriptions.
Note: Wanna buy your own subscription to Garden Design, and receive your first issue for free? Click here: www.gardendesign.com.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I subscribe to just one plant-themed periodical. It’s called Garden Design magazine, and it’s filled to the gills with great content! More about this glossy, subscriber-supported tome, and how 3 of you can win a subscription in a random drawing:
Several years ago, and before my life exploded into a series of culinary adventures, I wrote a monthly column for Garden Design‘s online edition. Claire Lui was my editor there, and between the two of us, we produced some mighty fine material.
The magazine closed its doors in spring, 2013. Then, in the summer of 2014, an all-new Garden Design was launched under the helm of publisher Jim Peterson. Jim is a gardener himself. And today, the magazine is better than ever.
What makes this publication so uniquely unique? Well, as I mentioned earlier, it’s entirely subscriber-supported. Consequently, there are no ads! That’s right — the magazine’s allegiance is to readers, not product-hawkers. Also, the work is published quarterly, one issue per season. And each issue is 148 pages thick.
In every issue, I’ve found private gardens to inspire, clever design ideas, and detailed plant-profiles. The photography is exquisite, too. The shots make my Canon Rebel jealous.
Of special note in the current issue is the 16-page spread on David Austin roses. The article includes plentiful insights from Mr. Austin himself. I’m partial to these modern varieties of old English roses, and grow quite a number of them in my Boxwood Garden. (Photo credit: GardenDesign/Richard Bloom — used by permission.)
Enlightening too is the feature on hydrangeas. One glimpse of the lavender and cream plumes of Hydrangea aspera (above), and I wanted to rip out the common white “mop head” hydrangeas in my Serpentine Garden. (Photo credit: GardenDesign/Marianne Majerus — used by permission.)
If you love historic homes and gardens — I certainly do — then you’ll drool over Peter Hatch’s work at Monticello. It’s nice to see that Mr. Hatch (above) has turned back time at Monticello so accurately it’s as if Thomas Jefferson never left. (Photo credit: GardenDesign/Ngoc Minh Ngo — used by permission.)
For a chance to win a 1-year subscription to Garden Design (U.S. and Canada residents only) just post a comment below. As always, I’ll use the little number generator at Random.org to select 3 winners. Winners will be announced both here and on my Facebook page on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, so be sure to check back!
Wanna buy your own subscription to Garden Design, and receive your first issue for free? Click here: www.gardendesign.com.
Good luck, everyone!
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