Receiving gardening magazines in the mail is a thrill for the gardener, whether you are an old pro or a newbie. There is something inspiring about seeing what gardeners - professional and amateur both - are doing across the country. Here is a list of our 6 favorites for 2016:
Fine Gardening - This magazine has been the gold standard of gardening mags for years. Gorgeous photographs, drool worthy gardens and enough attitude to make you feel like you're better than other gardeners just because you have it on your coffee table.
Country Gardens Magazine - This is a publication from the great minds at Better Homes and Gardens, so you know it's always done with excellence. It specializes in country-ish gardens (natch), but really aims for the universal gardening experience - "whether you have 40 acres or live 40 stories high".
Horticulture Magazine - This venerable magazine has been around for over 100 years, so you know the editors are doing something right. Horticulture Magazine excels at product reviews for the gardener.
Birds and Blooms - Helping readers see the "beauty in your own backyard" this magazine combines two gardens staples that go hand-in-hand - flowers and birding. Beautiful photography and plenty of reader's stories make this one a sure thing.
Sunset Magazine - Even though this magazine is for the regional west coast, there are enough jaw-dropping gardens, enviable homes and gorgeous views to provide inspiration for those of us in the rest of the country. If you're a garden trend watcher, Sunset is usually on the cusp of the latest and greatest.
Garden and Gun - Another regional magazine, this award-winner focuses on the south with all of its grace, deliciousness and quirkiness. The gardens are spectacular and universally inspirational and the great southern writing is impeccably good stuff.