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Report From An Opinionated Gardener – December 23

When I first heard about Garden & Gun magazine, I thought it was a joke. What are the articles about, I wondered…deadheading daffodils from 300 feet? Slug control as target practice?

Turns out to be a legitimate lifestyle magazine that combines food, entertainment, gardening, and hunting, all with a focus on style.

I shouldn’t have been surprised; gardening fits in with a variety of interests. Just take a look at some of the gardening folks on twitter. @GardenersGardens  is a garden designer who also writes articles about custom motorcycles.

@BestGardens is a gardener at home and a Veterinarian at work, while @GardenLifeCoach runs a portion of her coaching business from her garden. @Beadwitch is obsessed with hostas, but is also a rockhound and Airstreamer.

You’ll find artists, writers, doctors, scientists and just about everyone else in the garden, and this is a good thing.

Just as there are all types of people who fit gardening into their lives, there are many types of gardens.

4 comments to Gardens And…

  • Chris

    i always love it when I run into another avid gardener. I too have been surprised by some of the folks who share this passion. I think really though, it is something that is deep in the spirit of mankind, and that given the opportunity more folks would fall in love with gardening.

  • Chris,
    Your comment strikes at the heart of one of my goals in life: how to provide more people with the “opportunities” that allow them to fall in love with gardening. Where can we gardeners and garden writers/speakers create those sparks that might ignite such fires?

  • I love Garden & Gun, and my husband does also. I think it works for both of us and our varied interests.

    It’s one of the few magazines I read cover to cover anymore, and the photographs, oh Mamma Mia.

    Merry Christmas C.L. to you and yours.~~Dee

  • Dee, Some of the photos on the Garden & Gun website are breathtaking. Tell me, however…if I subscribe will I get put on a bunch of “pro gun” mailing lists?