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Gardening magazines offer monthly garden inspiration. They tell us about new plants, garden design ideas, and gardening techniques. While gardening books are like old friends, garden magazines offer endless new gardening possibilities.
The English Garden
This magazine is a wonderful mix of meticulously cared for private gardens and articles about what's new. Our favorite feature is at the end of each garden profile when the owners share their knowledge and tips. Whether you lust after the look of an English garden or just want to hear from some of the most enthusiastic gardens out there, each issue is a treasure.
Learn from the best. The gardens showcased in "Garden Design" magazine are always innovative and often cutting edge. The photos alone make this magazine worth it, but the details about what's new, both in plants and in design, make it a good reason to keep back issues.
Garden Gate Magazine
"Garden Gate" has no advertisements, just lots of colorful pages of gardening how-to and tips. They have regular features like Before & After, Design Challenge, Container Recipe, and Weed Watch. "Garden Gate" always offers something new to learn, while providing plenty of eye candy.
"Horticulture" magazine cuts to the chase. Their articles are informative and educational with a touch of inspiration to get you to do the right thing by your plants. While "Horticulture" has the pretty pictures required of a gardening magazine, their mission is to teach the serious gardener how to be even better.
"Sunset" is not exclusively a gardening magazine. Still, since they set the standard for western hardiness zones and have produced such a wonderful library of western gardening books, they are often the first source turned to by western gardeners. Non-westerners could learn a thing or two from "Sunset" about upcoming trends, too.
Birds and Blooms
Most gardeners enjoy attracting birds to their gardens, and "Birds and Blooms" combines the two interests into one magazine. There are tips on plants for attracting particular birds, education for those of us who can't identify all the birds that come to our gardens, and of course, crafts and projects and lots and lots of photos.