Monday, September 28, 2020

My garden in Fine Gardening magazine

I am thrilled to share that the December issue of Fine Gardening magazine—making it's way to newsstands now—includes a story I wrote on my garden and my plant collecting tendencies. The article is accompanied by photos from Claire Takacs. Yes, THAT Claire Takacs. The talented Australian photographer who's in the news right now because her gorgeous photos of Dan Hinkley's garden are all over the place with the publication of the book Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens. Hmmm... same photographer, two gardens: mine and Dan Hinkley's. I sure hope Dan is ready for my fame to rub off on him....

Hahahahahaha. Ya. So anyway...

Here's the image that went out to Fine Gardening's email list. That's the cover of the December issue and behind it you'll recognize our patio and shade pavilion...


I was a little startled to see that Andrew and I made the table of contents page (below) but also very happy they used enough of Claire's fantastic photos to make this an eight page spread...



This issue is a good one, so you really should pick it up at the newsstands if you're not a subscriber—but then again why wouldn't you be? This is one of the last real gardening magazines we've got going here! That said if you want to read the story online the good folks at Fine Gardening do make that possible. But be forewarned, clicking on this link for the main story and this link to get the spotlight on garden texture (they broke the story into two parts) will eat up both of your free articles, so click when you have time to read it. Oh but clicking through to read Steve Aitken's "Letter from the Editor" is just part of visiting the website, so definitely do that (here). 

I am really quite honored that Claire thought my garden worthy of a photo shoot and that Fine Gardening let me ramble on about my plants. How lucky am I? Thank you to both.

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32 comments:

  1. Wow! Well-deserved recognition for you. Congratulations!

    I need to run out and get this. Like NOW!

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    1. Haha, I could actually picture you running down the street!

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  2. Well of course I had to click on the two links to YOUR garden! WOW -- just when I thought photos of your wonderful garden couldn't get any better! Love reading your design philosophy also. All good!!! And all much appreciated!

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  3. I do subscribe! Great to see the fabulous DG get to strut its stuff to a wider public. Really solid advice too, bravo!

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  4. Fantastic and well deserved! I look forward to reading the article. Congrats!!

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  5. I'm so happy for you Loree! Congratulations. I've subscribed to Fine Gardening for probably 30+ years now - I used to subscribe to a lot of garden magazines but FG is the only one I've hung onto for the long haul. I'm glad to see them featuring a garden I can identify with too, even if I can't grow half of what you can.

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    1. So many magazines have come and gone, some still around in name but stripped of what made them valuable. I hope FG is able to power on.

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  6. Excellent article with photos that beautifully show the full and diverse beauty you have created in small spaces. I can't imagine it being any better.

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  7. Loree, what a wonderful article—Claire's photos AND your writing. Thank you.

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  8. Oh, I have to read it and see the photos! You sure do deserve the recognition! I used to get Fine Gardening when I lived in the East years ago. However, living in Phoenix, it only makes me jealous!

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    1. There's definitely something to that jealousy we all feel when looking at images of plants we cannot grow...

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  9. Now THAT is some really exciting news! Congrats! I remember you mentioning a photo shoot a while back... I'll have to get an issue. I used to be a subscriber, but I let it lapse as I never found time to read it entirely each month. Looking forward to seeing it.

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    1. I hope you enjoy, it really is a great issue, I'm in good company!

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  10. Congratulations! It is my favourtie magazine as it showcases such great gardens such as yours. Can hardly wait for it to arrive. I also have a small piece in the Regional Picks for the Northern Plains.

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    1. Nice squash! Of course as soon as I read your comment I had to go look up your piece. It's so nice to put a face to your name.

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  11. Well, I am a Fine Gardening subscriber. (I slept last night with my December issue. Don't tell my boyfriend.)

    So when I saw that article in the magazine, I thought, "Wow, I KNOW that garden." You hadn't mentioned the upcoming article in your blog. I also thought, "Wow, she is SO modest. I would have been yakking about it non-stop." Congratulations!...and now I need to check out your book.

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    1. Ha! Thank you! The book isn't out until January, but soon!

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  12. How exciting Loree, congratulations. Not a subscriber, but I'll pick up a copy as soon as I find one. You must feel rather proud and Mr. Hinkley should be happy to bask in your fame :-D

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    1. Thank you, esp. for appreciating my joke about Dan.

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  13. That is so awesome, Loree! Congrats. :)

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  14. You've put a lot of thought and TLC into that garden - so awesome that you had the chance to show it off to a broader audience and share your knowledge!

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    1. For some reason as I read your comment I heard my husband saying... "and money!"... hahaha.

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