This kitchen garden is guaranteed to make you smile I promise. I had the most delightful evening making new friends and visiting some of the most beautiful kitchen gardens. I visited more than you can shake a fist at. Have you ever heard that saying? Well it’s a lot. They’ll all be featured in the March edition of Best Garden Blogs.com online magazine.( update–see our magazine on the sidebar—->. I am currently remaking several of the issues that were just recently taken offline when Apple stopped carrying iWeb and MobileMe. I am reformatting the issues and they will all appear in the sidebar. For now–you can see the new website we are building at A Garden Around The Corner.)
This garden belongs to a sweet gal named Christel Colla who obviously has a true nuturing spirit and gifted hand at composing a kitchen garden. I’ve got plenty to show and tell about this magical assortment of fairyland touches and plantings that will knock your socks off.
I was so taken with this garden and aren’t you? I mean look at it! Well thought out and a work of genius. This is just one of many, many, many kitchen gardens I’ll be featuring on Best Garden Blogs.com online magazine.
I ask Christie if her garden has ever been featured in a magazine and she said no—so well I dropped my jaw. I told her that this is the reason I started the magazine. A garden like this needs a lot of bragging. Printed garden magazines are wonderful and I subscribe to a lot of them—but it’s costly and lots of folks in line to get paid. A garden like this would probably get lost in the business of making money.
I visit blogs every day with these sorts of gardens and it was sad to me that they never got noticed. People who put their heart and soul in to works of art such as above. It just broke my heart. Well I have a lot of technical know how and have just about wore this MacBook Pro to the bone—and along the way I learned how to build websites and making a magazine just seemed logical.
So go with me won’t you pretty please—go with me and tour gardens from around the world in digital regalia. I’m talking mega pixelated photos–links to where it’s happening—and seeing gardening media in a new light. I’m just about done with the February edition which is all about Spring. Each issue is at least 100 pages. A 100 pages in digital format is several pages of a printed version.
It’s taking loads of my time and I’m loving it.
See the themes for upcoming issues!
February’s issue is all about spring–with seeds, benches, potting benches, potting sheds, spring blooms, azaleas, valentines, mud boots, gloves,
March–potagers, kitchen gardens, greenhouses, vegetables,
April–Chickens–the whole magazine is devoted to chicken photos, beautiful coops, and those who raise them. This will be a huge issue.
May–is tentatively planned around bunnies–how to raise them but also how to keep them out of the garden. Also will be a section on summer arrangements.
June–Porches and outdoor areas, botanical artist and their tools
July–peak of the season garden photos–big wow gardens–theme gardens
August–Succulents and drought tolerant—water systems–navigation systems–no lawn front yards, front yard vegetable gardens
Sept–herbs, medicinal plants–cooking segments–jellies, the view to your garden, rocking chair photos, favorite trees,
Oct–harvest, white gardens, unusual pumpkins being grown, gourds, sunflowers, basket arrangements, family get togethers with a pretty picnic table settings
November—giving thanks, fireplaces, home-made potpourri, home grown cold remedies, mittens, heavy sweaters, chimney photos–what is growing up your chimney
December–holidays, unique gift wrap nature themed, birdiing, feeding birds, bird photos, snow photos of the garden, sled photos and stories
Jan—new garden tools, watering cans, hoses, spigots, trellises, garden preparation and fertilizers, pruning, Garden journals-pics of your gardens.