House & Garden A Housing Market Casualty?

The Observer‘s John Koblin, on our sister blog The Media Mob, breaks the news this morning that House & Garden magazine will fold after its December issue hits stands.

Conde Nast, the magazine’s publisher, just doesn’t see money in the title any more.

We can’t help but wonder whether the slumping national housing market–and all the attendant industries that relied upon it, from landscaping to contracting to brokering–had something to do with the magazine’s folding.