Like so many Americans, I'm tightening my belt, cutting expenses where I can, and wondering if I really need all the magazines I subscribe to. Garden Design is surely a good candidate for dropping, since it takes me 5-10 minutes to "read" it, but unfortunately I fell for their deceptive renewal campaign and am paid up through about 2016. No lie.
And it won't be Fine Gardening, either, especially since I noticed this about my copy of the May issue: 6 dog-ears marking stories I want to come back to and read in full. Like:
- Stunning photos attracting me to read "Who says a kitchen garden can't be beautiful"?
- "Sweetly scented annuals."
- "Pruning for conifers" I couldn't possibly resist. Essential for a conifer-lover like me, still scared to death to ruin them with my pruners.
- "Mix it up with coleus." I've lusted after coleus for years; time to give them a serious try.
- Stephanie Cohen's plant pick – 'Bunny Blue' carex, which is touted as a good pachysandra substitute. Stephanie knows her plants and looks adorable in her sun hat.
- "Making sense of specialty fertilizer" is something I need to be able to do.
Okay, so maybe I'll cut back on – well, probably nothing gardening-related after all.