Not Dig This?
Listening to Kelly Norris, editor of Dig This the new “bookazine,” I
am reminded of the power of ambition – a force that seems to have become as
shaky as publishing’s future. Dig This: The Bookazine for People Who Love
a cross between a book and a magazine that promises four-seasons of advice and
perennial revelations delivered in one annual issue, and with hope, online.
“People who like to savor paper can have that version to read in bed with a
flashlight,” he said. And those who like their media delivered electronically
can have that, too. A subscription to the 8.5” x 11” paper version includes
access to all on-line content. With so much being made of growing food,
and other border beauties feels refreshing. Norris and his team of
garden-lovers under 25 have produced a cheeky tome for gardeners who favor
feeding their souls over their stomachs. www.digthismag.com But what
strikes me most is Kelly’s enthusiasm. If I wonder, “Why a publication on
ornamental gardening in this day and age?” he has an optimistic answer, “Why
On another note: Both of my gardens will be on
tour on the same day — June 6, 2010. Unfortunately, the Friends of the
Frelinghuysen Arboretum tour of the New Jersey garden is sold out. Fortunately,
the Clinton Hill Garden Tour with the Brooklyn garden (above) is an all day affair
including a dozen sites, and tickets are available here.
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