For my donation of $18 (if memory serves) to House & Garden Magazine I received exactly ONE issue before it folded. Now a little postcard tells me that instead, I’ll be getting almost a year’s worth of a magazine called Domino:
We think you’ll love Domino, the guide to living with style. You’ll get the looks you want for every room; fantastic finds for your home in every style and price range; and insider secrets of the design pros. Domino makes decorating easy, fast and fun!
That is, unless I want a refund, which I have to telephone them to request. That’s okay; as long as I don’t have to try to make decorating easy, fast and fun. But man, it’s a sad day for the gardening media when Domino is the closest alternative to the already-missed House & Garden.
In a moment of open-mindedness I did look at Domino’s website and discovered that it has an actual gardening blog by Ivette Soler, and it’s a good one. Despite not having GardenRant on the blogroll and all. I especially approve of its title – Germinatrix. Ivette, give us a try!
Then I see from her bio (third one down) that Ivette "created ‘The Germinator,’ a gossip magazine about plants, gardens, and gardeners." Sounds promising (and strangely familiar), but Googling the name yielded nothing. So, does anybody have the scoop?Posted by Susan Harris on January 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm, in the category Everybody's a Critic.