Fine Gardening

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Fine Gardening
Fine Gardening Magazine
Fine Gardening Magazine
Editor Steve Aitken
Categories Lifestyle Magazine
Frequency Bi-monthly
Publisher Taunton Press, Inc.
First issue May/June 1988
Country United States
Based in Newtown, CT
Language English
Website FineGardening.com
ISSN 0896-6281

Fine Gardening is a magazine for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels covering the basics of garden design with advice from horticulture experts and landscape professionals. The focus is more on ornamental plants and home landscaping[1] rather than edible gardens.[2] It is a bi-monthly publication of the Taunton Press published in the United States that accepts only gardening-related advertising.[2]

Contents[edit]

Feature Articles

Most Fine Gardening are how-to or instructional in nature focusing on design, techniques, plants, or garden structure and are well illustrated. What makes Fine Gardening unique among gardening magazines is that the articles are written in the first-person based on personal experience by home gardeners, horticulturists, and professional landscapers.[1]

Other Regular Departments

Departments such as Plants to Know and Grow and Container Gardening are generally written by horticulture experts.[1] Reader-submitted content is included in departments such as

  • Tips
  • Q&A
  • Lawn Talk
  • Tool Hound, and
  • Regional Reports

Other regular departments include:

  • Plant picks
  • Healthy Garden
  • Design Ideas
  • Over the Fence
  • Captivating Combinations
  • Pronunciation guide & zone map, and
  • Talkin' Dirt With... (interview column).

Contributors[edit]

Ancillary Publications[edit]

Fine Gardening magazine issues special interest magazine issue a few times each year on specialized topics such as:[2]

  • Container Gardening
  • Outdoor Ideas & Solutions
  • Design Ideas
  • Plant Combinations
  • Grow
  • Starting from Seed

In addition, Fine Gardening publishes instructional books and DVDs. In 2009, Fine Gardening magazine launched a partner website[3] VegetableGardener.com focusing on growing and cooking home-grown produce.

Awards & Recognition[edit]

  • Silver Award of Achievement for Writing - Book for Home Outside by Julie Moir Messervy (2010) Garden Writers Association[4]
  • Gold Award for Best Magazine for Plant Combinations (2008) Garden Writers Association[5]
  • Silver Award for Overall Product: Magazine (2008) Garden Writers Association[5]
  • Gold Award for Best Illustration (2007) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Silver Award for Magazine Illustration (2007) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Gold Award for Best Writing (2006) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Gold Award for Best Magazine for Plant Combinations (2006) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Two Silver Awards for Magazine Writing (2006) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Silver Award for Cover Photography (2006) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Bronze Award of Achievement for Magazine Writing (2005) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Bronze Award of Achievement for Photography Portfolio (2005) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Two Awards of Achievement for Magazine Writing (2004) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Award of Achievement for Magazine Graphic Design (2004) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Garden Globe of Achievement for Magazine Writing (2003) Garden Writers Association[6]
  • Garden Globe of Achievement for Cover Photography (2003) Garden Writers Association[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mettee, Stephen Blake; Michelle Doland; Doris Hall (2006). The American Directory of Writer’s Guidelines. Quill Driver Books. p. 220. ISBN 1-884956-51-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Kerr, Alison (15 May 2010). "Gardening Magazines". Loving Nature's Garden. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Harris, Susan (17 March 2009). "In Your Garden". Garden Rant. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 GWA Media Awards Recipients". GardenWritersAssociation.com. Garden Writers Association. 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "2008 GWA Media Awards Recipients". GardenWritersAssociation.com. Garden Writers Association. 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Garden Writers Association GWA Historical Award Winner List (2003-2010)" (Press release). Garden Writers Association. 

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