Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gardening Inspiration...from us to you!

 It's that time of year again!

When garden centers are setting up for the arrival of eager gardeners itching to get planting and usher in summer with flowers.

As I see it, there are two types of gardeners: those who turn around, throw tulip bulbs over their shoulder and plant them where they land, and those who lay them out, colour-coded of course, and plant them in organized clusters. 
Neither is  wrong - but they are inherently different. 

And then there are those who have ample ground with which to play (and plant) and those who face geographic limitations, and look to containers and windowboxes in which to create a showy display of natural color.

 Which is why gardening magazines like the one we spent many months working on come in very handy. Container Gardening (look for Country Almanac # 141) is a 144-page gardening magazine full of gorgeous imagery, tips, guides, recipes, and outdoor style inspiration and will be hitting newstands on or around April 15th. Look for it on newstands and anywhere that sells magazines and books. And if you want to be sure you are buying the right one, look for this cover, below, with the little symbol in the upper right corner that announces, "Style Ideas from Matthew Mead."

There are also fun projects and outdoor decorating ideas like this garden tent, a great place to host guests for a summer afternoon: 

And ways to make gardening fun and imaginative with kids. Like this tiny fairy garden:

It truly is a gorgeous magazine and we are had a lot of fun working on it!
Watch for it on newstands soon and let us know what you think!


Summer with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website. 
Have you ordered your copy yet?


  1. I can't wait to get a copy! And I have to admit that I'm an over the should bulb thrower style gardener!

    Kat :)

  2. I've been keeping my eye out for this Linda knowing you were working on it..do you know if it will be available in Canada?

  3. Hi Debra,
    Yes, it will also be available in Canada! :)

  4. Oh I just can't wait to pick up this copy! I'm very interested in container gardening, and I know the entire magazine will be fabulous!

  5. Oooh, I can't wait to get my hands on this. I have containers on my front step just waiting to be planted.


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