Thursday, October 27, 2011

2012 Get Growing Garden Diary cover ... option one



54 comments:

Anonymous said...

This page looks more like what the NZ gardener is all about: gardening. The other looks like just one more food magazine. Although I do think the bench may look better looking at it from more of a front-on angle. thanks for us the opprotunity to vote.

Jax said...

I like this cover, as it shows the garden as well as the harvested veges.

Anonymous said...

A Barrow load of good garden food, says it all for the fruits of our labour.

nasir said...

Gardening is very good and I love home back gardening very much.
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Anonymous said...

Having a photo of things in a garden is for growing and gardening. Having a basket of produce, is a cook book cover.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the diary didn't have a year on it so we could keep adding to it if it wasn't full & just date our notes as we go.Just a thought.....

Simon Broad said...

I have had one of the garden diaries 2 years ago and it is a fantastic and easy to understand publcation and a must for all gardeners.

Linda Francis said...

All these veges from your own garden!

Linda Francis said...

All thses veges from your OWN garden!

Joanna Booth said...

The cover on the L is preferable because it shows the veggies in the context of a garden. The veggies on the cover on the R could well have come from a supermarket, because they are displayed in a container on a bench or table. No proper context for growing your own here.

Anonymous said...

Some colour looks better than the plain white background. Both are great designs though :)

treenz's blog said...

love the wheel barrow we cant do without :-))

also the green lawns :-))

relaxing looking at it.

patreena

Carol said...

I love this pic for the cover of the 2012 Diary...it is so "abundant"..yet so restful!

Anonymous said...

this one is way more "homely"

Lynette Hodge said...

Love this picture - it gives an overall picture of the garden while also giving an indication of all the hard work that goes into it!

Beverley said...

More convincing..."get back to growing"...

Nikolien said...

Love the wheelbarrow - my grandmother had one just like it!

Anonymous said...

Love this cover, the other ones boring!

Anonymous said...

I liked the look of this cover as it shows not only vegetables but flowers and is more colourful

Gay Tait said...

The first cover with barrow shows both vegetables and flowers which covers all aspects of gardening.
Is colourful also.

Gay T Gisborne.

Anonymous said...

I prefer this cover because gardening isn't just about vegetables

Mary said...

This cover reminds me of all the things I loved when growing up with the garden loving Dad. It would start my day with a smile each day. Mary, Masterton

Mike E said...

Just love the old wheelbarrow!

Valerie said...

Great photo, this is what every keen gardener has in his/her backyard yard. Looks like work and that is what gardening is. Pleasing work with a reward at the end.

Anonymous said...

Perfect cover for the gardener. Love the content and the colours of the cover. very eye catching.

Anonymous said...

This one connects me to my garden experiences a more lasting real feeling. The other pops at me more visually but I look at it and think someone could have just bought that stuff from the supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely this one. Looks like gardening for your own veges...

Melinda said...

That picture just makes me want to get out in the garden.

Anonymous said...

The barrow looks like you have been around your garden gathering both veggies and flowers while tendering at the same time with the tools and watering can.

Sarah Newton said...

these, are unmistakably grown at home, the other could be the result of a trip to the farmer's market—it perfectly captures the romance of growing veges (which most non-gardeners just don't understand) :-)
Next year I vote for a picture of an urban farm!

Colleen Mccaw said...

To enter plantings and harvests into a diary you are indeed a serious gardener.I love watching from one year to the next when successes occurred, or the odd failure and the remedy used at that moment. Real gardeners like to be shown gardens.

Anonymous said...

Agree with what everyone else has said - the garden and wheelbarrow pictured together with freshly harvested produce sums up what it is to be a gardener!

Muncher said...

I think this pic says it all about gardening. Flowers, vegies, tools, the ever essential wheel barrow, of course the absolute must have 'watering can', a lawn . . well done with this pic. *bows*

Sue said...

This cover photo is different style to other years diaries..new year and a new approach seems appropriate,

Kath said...

Like the homeliness of this photo rather than the other, the other looks a little clinical. And look at all those vegies... yum!

Noelle said...

The balance between the green lawn and produces in the wheelbarrow meaning work is well done and more inspirational for me than the basket of produces. I have been using the diary for the last 2 years and it is rather interesting to go back and read what we did in details. I'll definitely will get another one this year.

Reg C said...

Remind me when I was a kid(many years ago)My Dad was a great gardener & had a barrow just like that one & he could fill itno problem & then give most of it away to our neighbours.
Reg C

Rin said...

This cover looks more natural to me, which is what gardening is all about, getting in touch with and adding to nature. The stark white background of the other makes it looks like is was shot in a lab. The flowers are a beautiful addition underneath the wheelbarrow too. :)

nadineb said...

Great cover idea

Jo said...

This one looks more in keeping with NZ Gardener magazine. Real homegrown veges, nothing posh. Love it!

Anonymous said...

hi, the other cover is boring. looks like every second gardening mag and book. thanks

Anonymous said...

This photo puts it all into perspective...where the veges come from.
I liked the "seeds/punnets to grow now" section in the 2010 diary. Wasn't in last year..hope its ocming back

Anonymous said...

I agree with one of the other comments. Yellow text on a white background is regarded as a big no no in the packaging business (as on the other cover) as it is totally unreadable from any distance. This barrowload cover is much better.

Anonymous said...

This is me and my mates type of gardening :-)
Have after 5 weeks away in Morocco and Spain and it is so good to be home in the green green pastures of Home. Just getting my veg garden ready today and off to buy my goodies, just check your mag to see what I need before I go. Thanks a million for being YOU.
Karen Gordon

Anonymous said...

Definitely the better option - all about a day in the garden. The clarity of the other cover is eye-catching... but too "seen that before advert-type picture"

Anonymous said...

Great cover as it visualises the fruits of great gardening

Anonymous said...

This cover shows that gardening is about more than just growing vegies. (The other one could be a gardening, shopping, or health diary.)It has all the important elements of a garden. :D

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with all the other comments.This is so what gardening is all about. The picture sums it up - flowers, veggies, watering can, tools and that most essential "wheelbarrow". This picture makes me want to buy a diary, the other doesn't.

Safa said...

The wheelbarrow suggests the work involved in gardening. The garden in the background shows the beauty of the environments some gardeners enjoy and others aspire to. And the veg in the barrow is our reward for our labours.
Option Two could be a box of veg from the supermarket

Safa said...

The wheelbarrow and other tools suggest the work that gardeners do. The beauty of the background shows the environment some gardeners enjoy and others aspire to. And the veg in the barrow is our reward.
Option Two looks like a box of veg from the supermarket.

Anonymous said...

Ideal for the Get Growing Garden Diary cover Get This barrow of vegetables - is more suitable to me for "GET GROWING"

Anonymous said...

the other cover is a generic cover...how many times have we seen almost the same pic???The wheelbarrow at least shows some sweat to it...

Bronwyn said...

Veges, garden and flowers. Just what makes me get into the garden...all aspects of it!!

jeannielea said...

I love this page as it's different to the usual but really says what the diary is about - the work and the reward.