Columns specific to our geographic area were written by local gardening experts, and contain accurate, reliable information, and the variety of topics covered should appeal to most home gardeners. I think it is a valuable supplement to the basics of gardening veterans, Organic Gardening and Horticulture, and/or a good general introduction for garden magazine newbies.
I found a few nice articles that I can add to my show and tell for the garden-to-fork BGC meeting on February 2, and I am in love with some new hellebores the magazine pointed out. I was also delighted that the editor left this line in one of the questions in the Ask an Expert column: "What is the best deer repellent to use? I always have deer in my yard and chasing them doesn't seem to help...."
Sadly, no illustration accompanied the query. If I had to nitpick, I'd say the writing itself, especially in the features, isn't exactly Vita Sackville-West's, but then neither is mine. Happy reading!