I got a subscription to this publication free for a year through a special offer. I thought it would be great for my mom who likes to garden. That being said, I wasn't sure she'd love it since she is definitely not an organic-only type. She mentioned to me that she wanted to find out ways to control bugs without using lots of sprays.
In the magazine, there are guides like how to create a cucumber trellis, controlling pests without the use of chemicals (Really..?), how to prepare your garden for the cold weather and many more. They have a spotlight on animals, ones you might see crawling or fluttering about in or around your garden, for instance: the Eastern Box Turtle and the Rufous Hummingbird, in the section, Animal Tracks.
Though of course the focus is on gardening, the magazine includes a recipe and helpful insights from a garden-enthusiast chef, in the section, Chef in the Garden.
There are quite a few advertisements throughout this magazine. They are mainly for natural beauty products and household products; organic food; and gardening products and machinery. There are additional ads in the back, in the section, Marketplace.
What I like most about the magazine are the absolutely beautiful pictures. Some of my favorites that I've seen so far are from the spread, Roses by the Sea. Truly breathtaking! So far, my mom likes the magazine. She thumbs through the issue as soon as it arrives. It comes out 6 times a year. At the newstand, they cost $3.99 each.