The Original Cottage Living

Cover of first Cottage Living magazine in the fall of 2004.


Saw this tonight on the book shelf…the original Cottage Living from September/October of 2004. That was when I started The Southern Bulb Company! Wow, time really flies. Unfortunately the magazine is no longer with us.

First Cottage Living magazine in the fall of 2004.


Also saw this issue of House and Garden magazine from 1990. Sniff, sniff, tear…they are no longer with us either and they were the first magazine to mention the Bulb Hunter, ever. It had been around since 1901.

House and Garden 1990.

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Since we are on magazines, I'll mention one that is still around. We have been munching on this pecan pie made from the recipe in the latest Garden and Gun magazine. Delicious.

Pecan pie from Garden and Gun magazine.

More snow on the way but Rebecca and I are headed to Fredericksburg tomorrow for a talk. I absolutely LOVE that town and am glad I have the opportunity to speak about heirloom bulbs in the Hill Country!

Rebecca in the snow.

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4 Responses to “The Original Cottage Living”

  1. Jacqueline February 9, 11 at 5:56 AM #

    Sad, these magazines are gone. It was a favorite pastime to flip through their pages and imagine visiting the gardens. One of the best ways I know to get inspired.

  2. Bulb Hunter February 9, 11 at 9:31 AM #

    I know! It is amazing flipping through these magazines. EHow even has an article on how to find old magazines.

  3. Andrea February 9, 11 at 10:55 AM #

    Loved, loved Cottage Living Magazine! I culled through my home and garden magazines last year and gave most to the Friends of the Library fundraiser, but could not give up my little stack of beloved Cottage Living mags. It was always a treat to pick up a copy and read every well researched article. We are in the process of building a home in the Lost Pines and my old CL magazines are my best resource for inspiration. I’ve put sticky numerous tabs in each issue for quick reference. Got a smile to see your old Cottage Magazine is still around!

  4. Jen February 9, 11 at 11:16 AM #

    Oh I miss Cottage Living magazine too! It was one of my favorites. Have a slice of pie from Rather Sweet for me while y’all are in Fredericksburg!

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