The American Gardener

I just received my copy of the The American Gardener for January and February and by skimming the table of contents I can see some interesting articles. The magazine is the American Horticultural Society’s bimonthly magazine which you receive with your membership to the AHS. The magazine has great articles for those who enjoy horticulture in its many forms. If you aren’t a member go check it out here: American Horticultural Society.

Here is what is in this month’s issue :

In Plants with Promise Rita Pelczar discusses some new plants for this year. That is always an interesting subject!

Ray Rogers talks about coleus in Coleus’s Comeback.

Conifer Heaven in the Heartland by Marty Ross introduces us to Marvin Snyder’s conifer collection in Kansas.

Heirloom tomatoes are the subject of Flavors from the Past by Kris Wetherbee.

Wonderful Walkways talks about designing complimentary plant beds for the walkways of your home.

Each issue also includes lists of regional events, interviews with various people and a plethora of useful information!

I think I have some reading to do!

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Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.


  1. Never heard of the American Gardener…hmmm. I do get Horticulture and love it. Maybe I need to look into it. Thanks for the info.

  2. I got mine, too, and like you, I love it. I blogged about the benefits of membership in the AHS earlier last year. It’s one of the great garden lovers’ bargains out there!

  3. What are the benefits? I never even heard of it before now.

  4. A seed exchange and reciprocal admissions to botanical gardens are two of the benefits. They also have some online resources you can access.

  5. Ah, thanks. Do you get many seeds? I don’t think I would use this service too much or the botanical garden entrance-unless it is free. Cheekwood gives a military discount and has been about the one I have visited. I should visit more though-need to check their website.

  6. I checked it out at Kylee’s blog. Sounds like it might just be worth the $35…

  7. I didn’t send in any seeds this year to them but you have the option to send in a donation for them also. I sent in mine yesterday. For $5 you can select 10 types of seeds. Pretty good value.

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