gardening in southwest is very tricky and different from other climates. Phoenix home and garden magazine has monthly gardening calendar as well as a feature on some one's home garden. It also has trouble shooting articles as well.
Sunset has nice ideas--garden plans for southwest region as well as travel places ..etc.
I still have my old ones too. Country Home Gardener which became Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardener also went by the wayside. I loved them both. Like going on garden tours in my own living room. I like Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Garden Gate but the personal aspect is missing.
gardening mags have been a disappointment b/c they seldom cover my zone9. Then the local publications are so full of advertising, there's very little of interest to read. Besides, since I got hooked to the PC, I don't read printed matter nearly as much as I used to.