Our very own Tanya Bartels of The Golden Garden has created a new way to share her passion and knowledge for what she loves most, plants! We sat down with her to talk about her latest project, a plant and garden guide.
In Season is a home and garden guide for plant lovers ranging from the new enthusiast to the proficient gardener. Their aim is to help people understand the different ways to connect with plants which they believe connects us with natural cycles around us.
Tell us a little bit about your vision and what you offer:
Our intention is to nurture our readers’ knowledge base, introduce them to resources and tools, spark creativity and style, and foster a playful initiative, all based on the magical potential of plants. We’re capturing and encouraging the beauty of a life lived in awareness of the rhythm of the seasons, and respect and understanding for the plants that give us life.
What is the most important thing you want others to know about your magazine?
We hope to inspire and inform, helping people take steps toward a harmonious life with plants. So if you just brought home your first plant or already have an active garden, you will find something useful, interesting, beautiful, or inspiring within these pages.
Our publication covers both house plants and those in the garden. A lot of people who are interested in plants will expand to their outdoor spaces, or begin to bring some into their home, and we’re here for it. Since community is important to us, we also want to provide something for gardeners and plant lovers at different stages of learning.
What inspired you the most when creating In Season?
The chance to become a student again among the plants, and discovering a new creative outlet with them. Translating what makes plants so amazing into the printed format is a whole other challenge from growing them. But as any first-time gardener knows, it’s so exciting to plant a seed, to tend to it, and to imagine how happily it will grow, and that’s the plan for In Season. To share this joy, to learn and grow and help others do the same, is really what it’s all about.
Where is In Season headed next?
More issues, more information, more beauty, more plants! We have lots of ideas and precious moments in the garden to share. People are reconnecting strongly with plants right now, and we want to be that helping hand and that plant-life daydream instigator that brings readers to a deeper relationship with our most natural neighbors.
Name one song or band that embodies In Season:
Well one thing is for sure, Les Baxter was playing a whole lot in the background while we were working on the booklet.
Is there anything else you want to add?
Don’t buy plants and put them in dark corners :)