For my donation of $18 (if memory serves) to House & Garden Magazine I received exactly ONE issue before it folded. Now a little postcard tells me that instead, I’ll be getting almost a year’s worth of a magazine called Domino:
We think you’ll love Domino, the guide to living with style. You’ll get the looks you want for every room; fantastic finds for your home in every style and price range; and insider secrets of the design pros. Domino makes decorating easy, fast and fun!
That is, unless I want a refund, which I have to telephone them to request. That’s okay; as long as I don’t have to try to make decorating easy, fast and fun. But man, it’s a sad day for the gardening media when Domino is the closest alternative to the already-missed House & Garden.
In a moment of open-mindedness I did look at Domino’s website and discovered that it has an actual gardening blog by Ivette Soler, and it’s a good one. Despite not having GardenRant on the blogroll and all. I especially approve of its title – Germinatrix. Ivette, give us a try!
Then I see from her bio (third one down) that Ivette "created ‘The Germinator,’ a gossip magazine about plants, gardens, and gardeners." Sounds promising (and strangely familiar), but Googling the name yielded nothing. So, does anybody have the scoop?