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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 15, 2015 4:37 PM CST
they have articles called "Plants we love"

http://www.hortmag.com/category/plants/plants-we-love

they have a comments section at the bottom of the article, you do have to sign in to comment...

I have never seen any comments from anyone posted?

I have submitted comments and they are never posted?

I am not in love with "Plants we Love"

Anyone else?

Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 15, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Used to love that magazine years ago but then it changed and not for the better.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Aug 15, 2015 10:58 PM CST
From my point of view, Hort Mag is just too "East Coast" oriented. I didn't find it to be all that useful for me and I love reading gardening magazines and books.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Aug 15, 2015 11:43 PM CST
I subscribed years ago, but got weary of what came across to me as a hoity-toity attitude - some plants are simply 'not worthy,' others have 'manifestations' rather than flowers. Gak.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 16, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Twenty years ago, before the gardening trend started, I adored this magazine. It had a lot of information and beautiful garden designs that were novel to this midwesterner. It would even have pieces on shade gardening, information that wasn't found elsewhere. I learned a lot from it. Then it changed its format to more pretty pictures and less information - not what I wanted. And now it's just too trendy. This magazine and "Fine Gardening" were the only magazine subscriptions I had and were worth the money.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 16, 2015 7:06 PM CST
One of their recent article on dahlias kind of got my dander up...

they love Dahlia ‘Dazzling Magic’ for its "soft red petals"

That's it! There are no other qualities mentioned in the article to support the "love"

"To grow ‘Dazzling Magic’ dahlias, plant the tubers in the spring in sandy, well-drained soil. The plant is a bit delicate, so be prepared to stake them, especially the taller varieties."

This looks like a cut and paste. A singular plant is delicate, so be prepared to stake "them." Especially the taller varieties of "them."

The article also talks about dinnerplate dahlias, not sure why. ‘Dazzling Magic’ does not appear to be a dinnerplate dahlia.

Another quote. "The Decorative Dahlias group includes the Dinnerplates and other taller dahlia plants that reach up to four feet in height."

Actually, the decorative dahlia group specifies flower type, color and flower size. Dahlias are not classified by height.

In an article talking about a specific plant, I would think more useful info would be:
1. Is it a new introduction?
2. Who is the breeder?
3. What "group" is this dahlia in?
4. Attributes to justify a "love" rating.

To be honest, the article seems to have been written by someone who knows little about dahlias.

Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Aug 17, 2015 7:49 AM CST
It used to be a very informational magazine, something you could learn from. Now it's just about pretty pictures.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Sep 3, 2015 9:56 PM CST
I dropped my subscription to" HortMag" a few years ago, replacing it with State by State Gardening--Louisiana Gardener. I find more useful info and less "OOLALA look what I did" in 1 month of La Gardener than a year's worth of Hort Mag.


In my humble opinion Whistling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 3, 2015 11:38 PM CST
I'm not in love with any magazines. Period.
Most magazines have articles written by people on some kind of deadline who know less than nothing about the subject of their assignment. It has always seemed to me that magazines try to make the masses think alike...not something I do since I learned to think for myself at an early age. Same goes for 'magazine' style news shows on television. My neighbor gifts me her magazines and...well, they mostly go into the recycle bin where they will do some good. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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