Yeah, that is a shame. I had a friend of my father's give me a huge
box full of the original A4 format OGM and when I escaped from New
York I got rid of them. I sure do wish I'd have thought that one
through. All that information is more than likely still relavant. I
also used to love the OG show on PBS. When Mike left OG the show was
no longer fun. Shame.
...and I'd have given them to you. There must have been ten years
worth, but I only took what would fit in or on top of my car and the
huge animal carrier took up the wholeback seat. Oh well. Live and
learn. It was neat seeing some of the really old ads, particularly
the hand illustrated ones.
On 8/17/07 3:26 PM, in article email@example.com,
I had Horticulture, but dropped when they tried to be everything to
Had Fine Gardening, but got bored with the uneven writing, but would take it
as a gift.
Dropped People, Plants and Places - they'd have been fine if they stuck to
gardening, but like most organic mags, strayed in to politics once too
There were others, but they are mostly out of print now.
And if you, like me, like to know more about why we garden, try Green Prints
on for size.
Pat Stone does a great job as editor. Everything is well written and each
issue has pure gems.
When a neighbor's dog digs right in the middle of your flowers and takes a
crap where you were hoping to work, you'll mind. I've retrained most of
these scumbag dog owners, though, one at a time. It's fun to see them squirm
when the cops arrive, and even more fun when animal control arrives with the
Who cares if dogs do it in woods??? But, I believe in respecting private
property. If it's OK for someone to purposely let their dog out the front
door with no concern about where it craps, then I think it should be OK for
me to set their car on fire. It's the same thing, really. :-)
On 8/17/07 8:44 PM, in article Ahrxi.14215$ firstname.lastname@example.org,
Well, a number of people have reported dog walkers that use our neighborhood
as pooping grounds. (But not the guys that have the courtesy to at least
dump into woods.) But the resident dogs are well behaved.
I don't get that one. Used to, but we (mom and I, we share) let it
drop for some reason.
Get that one with the Mass Hort membership, so I read it. It's never
all that exciting now, that's for sure.
Now this is one of my favorites, I've got every issue since #1.
I like the organic movement, just not the politics. I do get this one
and enjoy it, but remember, I'm a part-time Mainer, so we go to lots
of the gardens and stuff that's written up in it. I am also an
attender of the Common Ground Fair - I have to bite my tongue at some
of the politics (well, lots of it) but I do firmly believe in the
organic food movement (local foods, too), and it's the best
agricultural fair going without all the midway crap. Fryeburg is the
best all around fair. But we aren't talking about fairs, are we? <G>
I love this one, I've only been getting it for a couple years, but
it's definitely a keeper. Did you read the story about the magic
zinnias? I burst into tears! The loss of an old gardener, yet the
saving of her heritage, and the magic of seeds. Amazing stuff.
Ann, gardening in Zone 6a
South of Boston, Massachusetts
On 8/17/07 5:03 PM, in article email@example.com,
To mine mind its just the best of the bunch. Even if I'm off the garden for
some reason, it's still readable....
I just got bored especially when there was nothing for the northern
Used to love it, now pick up several months at the library and scan it....
I loved it when it first came out. All northern gardening, none of the this
won't survive a winter plants. It was even ok when it went to the Mid
Atlantic states. But some of the editor's politics and social agenda crept
in and that bothered me. And I hate when he talks about his family - it's
kind of twee (aka tacky). (mind you - there is some of that in Green
Prints, but it lacks the pretentiousness of Mr. Tukey )
With a little luck, DD and I will make the Deerfield Fair....
Yes, it is all so very good. I'm going to figure out which back issues I'm
missing and get them. It is just right for reading just before bed time or
when I have a few minutes. Hmm - wonder if I still have that second issue
of Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul. I have a signed copy from Pat. He
and I have had some fun talks at renewal time - I've tried to get the
longest possible renewal I can...
This year I went for "Pruden's Purple" and "Pineapple" heirlooms....
Yummy. Pruden's is very Brandywine-like but a bit more regular
shaped. Pineapple is an largish yellow and red striped tomato.
That's in addition to the paste tomatoes that I put up and use for
canned spaghetti sauce.
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