Wilder Quarterly winners announced!

Thanks so much for playing, everyone. The comments were truly enlightening for me, even given that you had to say something in order to win. If these comments are any indication, about 99.9% of you want to continue reading print, with digital as a supplement. About 90% of you are missing something in the current crop of gardening magazines.

And about half of you think this publication may be too pricey, and that is the only area in which I disagree. I have it, so I know that receiving 4 of these would be like getting 4 high-end-paperbacks full of interesting and often unusual garden content per year. With that in mind—and knowing what paperbacks cost—the price seemed unremarkable to me. I may buy a subscription and I would definitely consider this a great gift.

As Carol/May Dream Gardens stated in her comment, if this is the type of publication we say we want, it will only survive if we support it.

Here are the winners:

John Connolly (John please comment here and add your email–it will not be public)
Jo Ann (who mentioned Laura Ingalls Wilder–in case there are 2 Jo Anns)
Dottie Webb

The winners were chosen by picking random numbers, not for the quality of their comments. But the comments were really great! Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by on November 20, 2011 at 7:09 am, in the category Uncategorized.
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9 responses to “Wilder Quarterly winners announced!”

  1. Mary Gray says:

    The competition is getting stiffer on Gardenrant! Anyway, it looks like a great publication and I may just have to buy a subscription. Another Gardening periodical I’ve always been intrigued by is Hortus…anybody out there read it?

  2. Christy says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I’m buying a subscription today; who will join me?

  3. John 'not the winner' says:

    I’m thinking I will pick it up at the bookstore (if they have it), you know – support two birds with one stone.

  4. Eliz says:

    Mary, I know a few gardeners who subscribe to Hortus and really like it.

  5. Mary Gray says:

    Thanks, Elizabeth. Hortus looks kind of “literary” which you don’t see much anymore with garden writing (or any popular writing). But I might just be enough of a garden nerd to like it.

  6. Carol says:

    Thank you for the link, I’m going to put my money where my mouth (comment) is and go subscribe now.

  7. Jo Ann says:

    OMG! Thank you soo much what a great surprise. This is just what I needed to help me make it through my first Indiana winter. ☺

  8. John Connolly says:

    Yea! Excited, and e-mail added.

  9. Dottie Webb says:

    Yay!!!! Thank you SOOO much. I’m very excited. I’ll look forward to curling up with it over the short, dark days ahead. Thank you!