Imagine standing at the grocery store and perusing the fall magazines while waiting in line to check out. You spy your Potting Shed on the cover of your favorite garden magazine. . .*gasp*
But wait. . .that’s not exactly your Potting Shed.
That’s what happened to me with the Fall 2018 issue of Country Gardens Magazine.
Country Gardens has been a long time favorite magazine.
I enjoy digging through the back issues for DIYs and weekend gardener projects.
Flower arrangement inspiration that is always in bloom. . .
And articles on garden collectibles.
When we built my Potting Shed, the early spring 2012 issue of Country Gardens Magazine provided the inspiration for the front exterior.
Rewind to November 2015, when I had a photo shoot for Better Homes and Gardens special publication, Halloween Tricks & Treats Magazine.
My Potting Shed was a last-minute addition as Ann Blevins, Senior Editor Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media, recently found my blog and was going to be in the area to shoot a kids’ Halloween party for the issue.
It was a lot of spooky fun, but also work styling and hauling pumpkins, pots of mums and setting up tablescapes.
While I’m all for photo editing. . . adjusting the exposure, boosting the color, cropping etc., in my naiveté, I was shocked at how manipulated the photo was for a cover of a magazine. The shutters were removed, door altered, wreath photoshopped in. They however neglected to remove the Halloween ‘creepy cloth’ that was draped over the pumpkins on both sides of the photo as you can see where the arrows are.
The top tips Country Gardens Magazine gives as theirs on page 93 are my tips, as I had no stylist for this photo shoot, but you won’t find me given credit for them in this issue.