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January 2011 Issue:

Annual 2011

Special issue: Great Garden Guide
Top 10 for 2011: Hottest design trends; Best shrubs for all-season colour; Easiest tricks beginners need to know; Coolest carefree shade plants; Prettiest wildflowers to plant, even in urban spaces; Big, bold and beautiful perennials and more!

Table of Contents


4 From The Editor

8 CG Online

What’s new on our website

8 Feedback

What you think about 
what we do

82 CG Dossier

News and notes from 
all across Canada

89 Shopping Guide

90 Natural Selection

We love our native rue anemone


11 News

Fresh ideas and products for 
better gardening

18 Health
Garlic: We love it for its powerful flavour and heart-healthy benefits

20 Profile
Branching out: Trees and shrubs for four-season garden interest

26 Stephen Speaks

Words to the wise: Stephen’s 
favourite garden writers


28 Dirty Work

Big, bold, beautiful perennials

30 Gardening 101

Frankie Flowers shares 10 tips 
for new gardeners

32 I Spy

Look out for these 10 pests that could be lurking in your garden


74 Kitchen Gardener

Spill the beans: Beans, lentils and grains create hearty family meals


34 Let There Be Light

10 hot trends from the 
RHS Chelsea Flower Show

40 Seasons of Love
A sprawling landscape with room to grow and a view from home to admire it all

48 Along Colourful Lines

Set on a property that favours free-form gardening, in this four square plot, formality reigns

56 Field of Plenty

A thriving wildflower meadow nestled in the Niagara Escarpment

62 The Life Aquatic

An impressive pond, home to 
an array of both native plantings and plentiful wildlife

68 Mini Masterpiece
Full of colour and texture, this small garden is a living tutorial in how to design a perfect sanctuary

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