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Fine Gardening

by Taunton Press
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Hands-on advice, information and inspiration on garden design, intriguing plants, reliable techniques and practical landscaping projects. Review

Anyone with a passion for gardening will enjoy Fine Gardening magazine, a great resource for practical tips and ideas on how to care for and nurture your home garden. Each issue is packed with valuable information and beautiful color photos that will inspire you,

Each issue of Fine Gardening magazine contains handy tips from fellow readers describing tricks they've learned to save time or money while enhancing their gardens. The magazine also includes a section that describes new or unusual plants and the best climates and conditions for growing them.

Fine Gardening magazine has a useful question and answer section that features questions from readers like you, who may need specific advice for a particular gardening problem. Professional gardeners and expert landscape designers contribute answers and advice in each issue. Another important part of the magazine is a section that focuses on how to fix typical gardening problems, such as common plant diseases or invading pests.

Fine Gardening magazine will provide you with guidance on how to get the most from your garden or yard. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned gardener, the informative articles cover many useful topics that you can learn from, including feature articles that delve deeper into specific topics such as choosing from different grass types or how to select the best trees to plant on your property. Additionally, Fine Gardening magazine makes a great gift for friends or family who also love gardening and enjoy reading about new gardening ideas.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Taunton Press
  • ASIN: B000063XJI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Can dig it! May 12, 2004
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I love, Love, LOVE this magazine. It is the perfect combination of technique, design, and inspiration every issue. If you are a beginning gardener, you cannot do much better than study this magazine. If you are an experienced gardener, you will learn something new every issue.
This is one of the few gardening magazines that covers the US West -- it is different out here, and they know it. It is rare that you will read in any of their articles, "If it has not rained this week..." which is always a sign to Californians that the article does not apply to us.
One of my favorite features is the semi-regular tool essays. It must be a guy thing, but I really enjoy their tool expert explain the proper way to use a tool. Since I started paying attention to his advice, my back has stopped aching so much at the end of a garden day, I know how to keep my shovels sharp (you would not believe what a difference this makes), and I gave away the leaf blower -- there is a real peacefulness to raking leaves that you will never achieve with the Devil's hair dryer.
However, I think the best feature is the tips from other readers. I have learned so many clever things from other gardeners volunteering their suggestions -- one person suggested putting vegetable scraps in a blender jar (it's airtight, so it won't smell) and when it is full, just whizz the stuff and pour onto the compost hear. That tip alone has paid off in my compost pile being active year round. I turn to this section first every time.
It is a great magazine, you won't regret subscribing.
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91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the sophisticated and serious gardener. September 14, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Fine Gardening is a magazine packed with information for the serious and sophisticated gardener. It's articles and departments provide careful consideration of aesthetics and design. There can be found in one issue a range of ideas to adapt to the skill level of the gardener. For the beginner there is instruction on designing container gardens for the summer or for the serious garden architect there is detailed instruction on building waterfalls.
For those who just love to drool, a multitude of pictures are provided within each issue. One can imagine planting a jungle and completely transforming one's front yard with articles such as "Front Yard Gardens Make a Strong First Impression." The magazine presents a wide variety of gardening styles to choose from, natural, cottage and more formal designs.
Each edition is broken down between Departments, the monthly columns and articles which vary from edition to edition. Departments include Tips, Garden Architecture, Working Gardener, Praiseworthy plants. Basic, Container Gardens, Master Class, Reviews, and Q & A. The departments are packed with information for the serious and neophyte gardener. A recent issue had information on such issues as solar greenhouses the fertilizing benefits of a thundershower, composts, pests, pronunciation of Latin names and garden follies.
Each edition abounds with interesting and creative articles for the reader. Counting the articles in a recent edition revealed that there were nine articles which provided detailed information, lovely photographs and garden diagrams. They range from information about Fritillaries, old roses, building rustic garden structures, adding purple to the garden, circular elements, designing outdoor places to entertain. and evergreen hollies.
If you are serious about gardening or if you are just beginning and want an instructional tool that is tasteful and informative this is a magazine for you.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars from a Landscape Designer February 4, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I do landscape design and landscape maintenance professionally, and this is the only magazine I'd recommend to clients. As another reviewer noted, The American Gardener is also a fine publication if you are very serious about plants, but for most readers, Fine Gardening best walks the line between accessability and having great information.

I have been a subscriber for eight years and have kept every issue. The information on the spine is clear and so you can easily find that elusive article you remembered and wanted to refer to, without pulling out every issue and having to look at the cover.

As a professional, I find the in-depth articles on different kinds of plants really helpful. It is neat to focus on say, all the different kinds of Forsythias around, so you can really compare the varieties available and know all of your options if you would like to plant one. They usually have six or more photos of the different varieties, with each photo highlighting an important aspect of the plant's habit, foliage, or bloom, plus a few photos of the plants used in a garden, so you can see what kinds of textures and colors the plant works with.

The articles on landscape design are by well-respected professionals and offer a wonderful balance of intellectually interesting discussion and gorgeous photos. They don't always tell us exactly which plant is which in each photo, so that would be a drawback to the new gardener who isn't familiar with a number of plants, but they usually only neglect to name the plants when the photo is trying to illustrate a design concept. I think they find a good balance between urban gardening/ gardening in small spaces, and gardening in a more country or spacious setting.
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