All subscribers receive our weekly E-summary
with links to the news we post at GardenAtoZ.com
However, some readers enjoy an additional rendering of the
...the PDF Magazine version of What's Coming Up.
Perhaps you would, too. To decide, take a look at our magazine
format so you can compare it to the on-line news articles. A
magazine will be posted for download with each issue of the
e-Summary, beginning in mid-September with issue #189. (Download issue #189.) This
opportunity comes to you through the generosity of our readers.
For three years we produced our news in magazine format and
delivered it to readers as a PDF file. We saw this as a temporary
measure, a way to share the news until we had our website up.
Now we're publishing on the site but many readers have said,
"Don't drop the PDF magazine!"
Is the PDF magazine better than the
website articles? Nope, just presented differently.
Do you, too, like to capture all the news in one
...perhaps to print and share it with friends who are not
on-line? Then please take a look at the magazine versions that will
be made available alongside the e-Summaries issues #190 - #200.
That's from now until New Year 2013 that magazines will be
available to everyone, and it's thanks
to the generosity of readers who've Sponsored to cover the cost
of its production. Their reasons for doing that are listed on this
To continue the magazine beyond the New Year, we need more
Sponsors for it, at the $30 level. Will you help? Become a
Sponsor, and specify "continue PDF magazine" on your
We'd like to see it continue. We enjoy the magazine version, for
many of the reasons readers have listed on this page. Yet we are
committed to maintaining the site, we are already devoting all our
free time to this labor of love and couldn't double-publish unless
we farm out some work.
So we've geared this Rudbeckia to track Sponsorship of
the magazine. The petals will change color and all of them will be
blue when the magazine has sufficient Sponsorship to carry it
through an additional 12 months. That level of support will cover
the magazine's production costs and also the cost of administering
paid subscriptions at a lower rate, probably 50 cents per
Readers explain their preferences for the PDF Magazine format
of What's Up news:
...gives me a copy that I can file and refer back to whenever I
need it. I have three binders of What's Up that I refer to. - J.T.
Although I love the website to find information, I
don't love reading things on my computer screen. Because so much of
my job involves computer work, reading from the web seems too much
like work. - K.N. -
I like the old form better. I am not very good
with the computer. - M.H. -
I travel constantly & have no internet access except at a
public library for only 1/2 hr-1 hr. So I need to download/save
your current mag wirelessly to read on my own personal computer
later. - C.N. -
I miss being able to read an entire issue rather than jumping
back and forth to find my way around. The web site is great,
though, in being able to access past info on needed topics. - C.B.
I'm old school and prefer paper in my hand... - C.G. -
...I miss being able to print the... newsletter and read it
while eating my breakfast the morning it arrives! - S.P. -
I thought I didn't need to subscribe - just read on line.
However, after printing out two pruning articles plus saving the
impatiens article, I decided an electronic subscription that I
can store and access on my computer was the way to go. - S.S. -
Readers who have Sponsored
continuation of the magazine...
...and agreed to make it available to everyone. Thank you very
much, one and all:
Cherry Lee Baker
Priscilla and Paul Needle
Nancy and David Randall
Kay Ann Schmid
And, some anonymous by request