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Gardening in and of itself is an art form. And the art of fine

gardening is just that, an art.

Fine gardening may mean many things to many people, but to me fine

gardening means more than just a garden. It encompasses all that’s

good and graceful in gardening and combines them to make one garden

that is the epitome of all your dreams.

My enjoyment of fine gardening comes not only from the finished garden

but from the endless hours that I spend designing and planning the

actual garden, from the moment I first have the germ of an idea, to

the moment I place the last sapling, and plant the last flower.

All I want, all that I can be, should show through when first a person

steps into this land of fine gardening, a place of peace and calm

where a person can meditate on the finer things in life.

Therefore, a water feature, ideally one that will make a continuously

soothing gurgle, with a small stepping-type of waterfall-cum-pond,

placed on lovely slabs of flat rock with a hint of moss growing on it.

A nice water lily or lotus to give off a contrasting color, and

perhaps a fish or two. A few ferns and leafy rain-forest type plants

placed around the pond, and I’m finished with this stage of my fine


Ideally I would love a big tree to stand in a corner of the garden,

with a luscious velvety dark brown trunk that I can just about span

with my arms, overflowing with vibrant green leaves spilling onto

the ground in heedless abandon. Since I might not always get what I

want, I’ll settle instead for a few saplings that will one day fulfil

my wish.

Since green is my target for the moment, I’d also see about laying a

lovely shady lawn that you can sink your bare feet into when taking a

turn about your garden.

I love the idea of a Zen garden, but prefer colors and lots of plants,

so I would incorporate this feature into my fine gardening efforts by

placing a path, naturally made out of rough hewn stone, zigzagging in

a leisurely course through the garden.

And to finish it all off I’d have a little alcove, unseen from afar,

that afforded the curious visitor a wide-angled view of the whole

garden, with a sun shade, and a low-lying bench with a few plump

cushions strewn carelessly about, and all of it surrounded by a

profusion of welcoming flowers.

In the distance I would set about placing a few boulders, pleasing

in stature and color to the eye, surrounded perhaps by a few flowers.

And amidst all this fine splendor I would walk amongst my heartfelt

efforts of fine gardening and sigh in satisfaction and peace. For

what more is there to gardening, than the art of fine gardening.

Tomorrow’s article will be on Flower Gardening – see you then!

All the Best – Ian Fleming


Ian is an avid gardener in sub tropical Queensland, Australia.

Fine Gardening Magazine–“Groom” Your Garden with the Aid Of Fine Gardening Magazine!

As the name indicates, the Fine Gardening magazine is indeed a “fine” publication for the peruse of those who are interested in taking up gardening as a hobby as well as for those who have already gained expertise in this area! In fact, long-time subscribers advise every novice to gardening to subscribe to it and go through each page of this magazine without fail! Of course, they will additionally suggest names of other publications and books too!

The Taunton press is responsibe for launching this magazine in 1988. It also publishes other “Fine” magazines–a vast array of them, on various topics. The Fine Gardening magazine is so well written that it has received the Garden Globe Awards not once, but twice! The prize is presented by the Garden Writers Association of America.

The major reason for the popularity of this magazine is that unlike most other publications which limit themselves to selected areas only, the Fine Gardening magazine even “travels” to the Western region of the United States. The issues are aimed at the audience settled in those regions only! Now Californians who come from this area and are passionate about gardening find this magazine caters to all their needs and therefore vouch for its usefulness! People of all sizes and ages love gardens because the climatic conditions in California are highly favorable for plant growth. Thus, the magazine becomes a highly recommended choice for beginners!

Not that only new gardeners like the Fine Gardening magazine–even the experts love it! The articles presented in it are very thorough. The topics are basically quite interesting and come as timely help when needed. Best of all, each issue inspires a person to take up gardening–it is so impelling! There is always something new and informative about gardening in each issue.

In general, the topics covered by the Fine Gardening magazine include–knowledge about designing for gardens, realistic landscaping projects, dependable techniques for gardening, and fascinating ornamental plants. A lot of research does go into each topic because they are presented as in-depth articles giving out a lot of information in a very simple manner. Even the experienced reader never feels that the magazine is trying to be patronizing! An additional boon–wonderful photographs that add to the beauty of each article!

Though not a regular feature, the Fine Gardening magazine also displays gardening tools once in a while. There are experts who explain how each tool is to be used. Unless these tools are handled in a proper way, gardening could lead to aching backs and painful knees! So readers would be well advised to pay close attention to what is recommended by the tool expert, even if they feel that there is really nothing to learn about the usage of gardening tools!

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