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carol23-Dec-01 08:41 PM EST 3   
Donna23-Dec-01 09:07 PM EST 3a   
Carol24-Dec-01 04:02 PM EST 3   
26-Dec-01 12:17 PM EST   
Doug27-Dec-01 12:21 AM EST   
peggy31-Dec-01 12:25 AM EST 3a   
Ann03-Jan-02 07:37 PM EST 4b   
Donna03-Jan-02 08:38 PM EST 3a   
Sandy05-Jan-02 05:29 PM EST   
leh07-Jan-02 03:53 PM EST   
Ann07-Jan-02 07:26 PM EST 4b   
Donna07-Jan-02 10:08 PM EST 3a   
Kaitlyn12-Jan-02 07:24 PM EST 2b   
Julie16-Jan-02 11:51 PM EST 3b   
C.18-Jan-02 12:00 AM EST 7   
jette18-Jan-02 08:36 PM EST 3   
alex27-Jan-02 01:06 AM EST 3   
donna@icangarden.com27-Jan-02 01:26 AM EST 3a   
D28-Jan-02 04:07 PM EST 3b   
Sue30-Jan-02 11:06 PM EST 6a   
C.31-Jan-02 10:28 AM EST   


Subject: gardening magazines
From: carol
Zone: 3
Date: 23-Dec-01 08:41 PM EST

I just read Art Drysdale's article on the demise of "Plant & Garden". Now, I don't know this magazine, but I find the "fall-back" magazine, "Canadian Gardener" to be sorely lacking when it comes to us gardeners west of Ontario. Is there such a thing as a Canadian gardening mag or do we prairie gardeners need to start our own?


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 23-Dec-01 09:07 PM EST

You have some wonderful magazines out here to choose from (I live in Alberta)We have the Manitoba Gardener, the Saskatchewan Gardener, and coming in the new year, the Alberta Gardener! If you are in BC you also have Gardens West and GardenWise.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Carol
Zone: 3
Date: 24-Dec-01 04:02 PM EST

I'm in Edmonton, so I'll be very interested to see Alberta Gardener. Thanks Donna.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From:
Zone:
Date: 26-Dec-01 12:17 PM EST

Donna, You also should look into the Saskatchewan Gardener, this is an excellent magazine for the prairie gardener. Chris


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Doug
Zone:
Date: 27-Dec-01 12:21 AM EST

The "Gardener For the Prairies" done by the University of Saskatchewan is an excellent all-encompassing magazine directly done for the prairies. It has gardening in towns as well as rural, talks about animals in the garden, specific plants and diseases and their treatments relevant to the prairie climate, and is not superinfused with ads. Albeit, it isn't as shiny and glamourous as Canadian Gardening, I find that is more for those seeking the information for a particular topic.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: peggy
Zone: 3a
Date: 31-Dec-01 12:25 AM EST

I agree with Doug, Gardener for the Prairies is my first choice. Almost ever article has some relevance for Alberta gardeners. There's nothing worse than getting one of those glossy mags with reams of pictures of plants that won/t survive here!!


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Ann
Zone: 4b
Date: 03-Jan-02 07:37 PM EST

What I don't understand is that all these magazines are being discontinued. Surely in this vast continent of ours we have enough gardeners who could keep them going. In England they have WEEKLY magazines - the mind boggles.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 03-Jan-02 08:38 PM EST

Hi Ann...even England is having a hard time keeping gardening magazines going..there have been three that have folded in the past year and a couple more are headed that way.

Magazines need advertising to support them..and if they don't get that, then it has a big problem.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Sandy
Zone:
Date: 05-Jan-02 05:29 PM EST

"Gardens West", I find is a wonderful magazine, with lots of info for every region. I especially enjoy Talkback, gardeners write in with their comments on just about everything.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: leh
Zone:
Date: 07-Jan-02 03:53 PM EST

Hi Donna RE: Alberta Gardening

Any contacts for subscribing?


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Ann
Zone: 4b
Date: 07-Jan-02 07:26 PM EST

Anyone have any comments on "Ontario Gardener" magazine? Don't you wish the publishers would get together and not send bi-monthly mags out the same month, then we could have one every month of the year !!!


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Donna
Zone: 3a
Date: 07-Jan-02 10:08 PM EST

For those of you wanting to find out about a subscription to Alberta Gardening, contact

mbgarden@escape.ca


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Kaitlyn
Zone: 2b
Date: 12-Jan-02 07:24 PM EST

I find "Gardens West" great if you live on the West Coast. It's no different that most magazines...as far as they are concerned the West Coast is all that exists in B.C. Occasionally they may do a bit on the Okanagan, however they never venture much farther than that. Too bad because there are amazing stories waiting to be told about other areas in BC, both North and South.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Julie
Zone: 3b
Date: 16-Jan-02 11:51 PM EST

I really like Gardens West and don't feel it is exclusively for coastal BC II live in the BC interior). Practically every edition has a garden featured from Calgary or somewhere in Saskatchewan. It is a well-written, affordable magazine and I feel it is superior to Canadian Gardening by far. I am just about to renew my subscription for another 2 year term as I find this mag really valuable.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: C.
Zone: 7
Date: 18-Jan-02 12:00 AM EST

Yes , Julie I agree with your comments re Gardens West. I find it to be quite comprehensive and they do feature items from Alta, Sask. from time to time and include the Interior and northern BC, So not just the "wet Coast"!


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: jette
Zone: 3
Date: 18-Jan-02 08:36 PM EST

I live in north western Ontario - two magazines I love - Manitoba Gardener and Gardener for the Prairies - both provide great gardening information for my area. I tried others but find these the best - down to earth basic info.


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: alex
Zone: 3
Date: 27-Jan-02 01:06 AM EST

Hi, I cannot find the web site. Where can I purchase Alberta Gardener?? Thanks in advance


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: donna@icangarden.com
Zone: 3a
Date: 27-Jan-02 01:26 AM EST

Alberta Gardener still do not have a website that we can link to from the banner on our site...contact Dorothy Dobie at mbgarden@escape.ca to order...:)


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: D
Zone: 3b
Date: 28-Jan-02 04:07 PM EST

I had no idea that there even were magazines out west. I never see them on the shelves...but I would love to. Alberta and Sask Gardener,would be perfect, and Gardener for the prairie... Where can I go to find out about the other two, I see something is listed about Alberta gardener....


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: Sue
Zone: 6a
Date: 30-Jan-02 11:06 PM EST

Gardening Magazines - Did I miss interpret the fact that Plant & Garden subscriptions would be picked up by Canadian Gardening? I have yet to be contacted. Am I just out of luck? Anyone know? Thanks. Sue


Subject: RE: gardening magazines
From: C.
Zone:
Date: 31-Jan-02 10:28 AM EST

Hello D. The Gardener for the Prairies is an magazine that has the back up of the Extension division of the University of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Horticultural Society, the Saskatchewan perennial society etc. In my opinion it is the best garden magazine or Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. for more information see their web site www.extension.usask.ca/gardener Thanks. CB


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