Summer 2014 was the first issue of the current magazine — although it wasn't a completely new title — Garden Design in another form was a well-known (and loved, by some) publication. Once the earlier version ceased to publish Jim Peterson bought the brand and reinvented it. The "new" Garden Design is completely ad free, published four times a year, and bookshelf worthy.
I've had the pleasure of meeting Jim, and his wife Valerie, on multiple occasions (Garden Bloggers Flings, which the magazine generously sponsors, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, etc) I know the people behind this magazine are warm, genuine, human beings who support the gardening community beyond the pages of the magazine. This feels very much like a family affair, one which just happens to write about amazing gardens, take gorgeous photos, and feature them in print. If you've never seen the magazine in person, here's a short (2 minute) video that gives you an idea of the stories they cover, and the way in which they do it.
In addition to what appears on the glossy pages of the magazine there's a treasure-trove of information online. For example, a story on my fellow Portland-area garden blogger, Tamara's, old garden (here)...
And a story on the Elizabeth Miller Garden in Seattle here...
If you're not signed up for their weekly newsletter you really should be, seriously. It arrives in your inbox every Thursday and has links to great stories on their website, a calendar of events happening around the country, other blogs you should be reading (I'm a little biased, they have featured danger garden a couple of times) and so much more. Sign up here.
So enough of my chatter...are you interested? Perhaps you've seen the magazine and liked it, but never taken the plunge and subscribed? Perhaps you're already a subscriber (good for you!) but you'd like to give a subscription to a friend, or family member? Well... here's your chance. The fine folks at Garden Design are letting me give away a year's subscription!
This coming Friday, August 25th I will draw one lucky winner from all who comment on this post by midnight on the 24th. As always you MUST leave a way for me to get a hold of you, so I can get your mailing address. If your comment doesn't link to an active blog (no Google Plus accounts) then leave an email. You can write it out like "audrey at gmail dot com" if you want to deter the spam-bots from finding you. Oh and U.S. residents only please, I'm sorry but you know...shipping costs.
Maybe you want to go ahead and subscribe right now? Then I've still got a deal for you — get your first issue free! That means the summer issue ships to you now, then you've still got a whole year ahead to enjoy your subscription! Go online www.gardendesign.com/2017 or call (855) 624-5110 Monday – Friday, 8am–5pm PST and mention this offer. Enjoy!
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