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!