Last week two of the magazines that I had subscriptions
for stopped publication.
Country Home magazine was a wonderful magazine for
those who were into country decor, antiques, gardening
and cooking.It had so may great ideas and I am going to
miss it. They are replacing the rest of my subscription with
Better Homes and Gardens which is a good magazine but it
seldom had articles that interested me so I am not pleased
with the replacement.
The other magazine which is stopping publication is Backyard
I have been a subscriber to Backyard Living for five years
since its first issue. This magazine I am
really going to miss so much. It was packed with so many
wonderful gardening ideas.
From the plant doctor to new plants being introduced.
From veggie know how to blunders.
Landscaping to raised beds and container gardening.
Visiting the wonderful gardens of everyday people.
I hate to see such a wonderful magazine cease to be around
anymore for gardeners.The remainder of the subscription is being
replaced by Country magazine which is a good magazine
some really great pictures in it, but it is not a gardening and
I realize that in this new day and age the internet has caused
the decline in printed materials such as newspapers and magazines.
Some would say it is good and we are saving trees and resources
but there are recycling ways that can get around that.
I for one like to take my time and relax while reading the
printed word whether it is a book or magazine. I do not like
to be staring at a computer screen every time I want to read
something. Reading a book online is just not the same as
kicking back with a good book. I enjoy Blotanical so much but
with it I still want books, gardening shows and magazines.
With the bad economy and more and more people going
back to backyard gardening it is a shame that so many
magazines and gardening shows are going by the wayside
instead of increasing. I still want to have hissy
fits because The Home and Garden Channel has no gardening
shows anymore. To me they may as well take gardening out of the title.
Landscaping and backyard kitchens are on the rise in some
form and fashion according to everyones budgets but I am so
sick of remodeling and decorating shows.
I have nothing against landscaping shows but I want gardening
also when I watch the Home and Garden Channel.
One half hour show a day in the morning is not gardening
but I am always glad to see Paul James or A Gardeners Diary
even for that length of time.
I have written HG several times complaining about the lack
of gardening shows and I know others have also, plus many of
us have written about it in Blogs hoping someone would
take the hint, but nothing has happened to remedy the situation.
Since many of our gardening shows and magazines are slowly slipping
away Blotanical has become even more important to we gardeners who
are always looking for information, ideas and help.
So thanks Stuart for starting Blotanical and filling the void, and
to all of you great gardeners and designers in Blot land
"don't you go anywhere".