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April 2008 Issue:

April 2008

Transform your garden
Top 10 secrets to low-maintenance gardening; fast-growing annual vines; easy-build patio; foolproof plan for a shady bed; fresh ideas for tiny spaces; six inspiring front gardens and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW-TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      32

      Baring it all: A house looks overexposed, owing to inadequate landscaping

    • TECHNIQUES
      34

      Raising raspberries: Boost your bounty with better beds

    • GARDEN EXPRESS
      38

      No time? No problem! Here are the top 10 ways to reduce your labour in your yard

    • SMALL TALK
      40

      Pocket pleasures: Turn your tiny garden patch into an inviting sanctuary

    • PROJECT
      42

      Backyard boost: This easy-to-build stone patio will give you a great outdoor space for years to come

  • GARDENS

    • HOMEMADE HEAVEN
      50

      An East Coast gardener proves you can grow an abundance of blooms without going broke

    • FACE VALUE
      62

      Six standout front gardens show how you, too, can create curb appeal with strategic plantings

  • DESIGN

    • BORDER PATROL
      80

      Lightening strikes: Transform a dull, shady bed with these 10 plants that shine all season

    • REMBRANDTS RULE
      84

      Modern-day look-alikes of the storied patterned tulips still captivate—minus the menacing mosaic virus

  • GROWING

    • COVER-UPS
      58

      Fast-growing annual vines add quick hits of colour and hide unsightly areas in the garden

    • RHODOS REVISITED
      74

      For beauty year-round, look beyond the blooms of the usual rhodo suspects and choose varieties with outstanding foliage

  • GROWING/FOOD

    • TOTALLY RAD!
      86

      Forego the bitterness and enjoy all the sweetness of fresh-picked radishes. Here’s how

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      8

      Spring hopes eternal

    • MAILBOX
      14

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      16

      The latest news, tips, timely tasks, ideas and more

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      26

      Make an entrance: Knock-out accessories that welcome visitors at your front door

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: MOSSES AND THEIR LOOK-ALIKES
      28

      These primeval plants provide a sense of serenity in any garden

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      92

      Garden shows and tours are springing up, so we asked our columnists how they make the most of these annual favourites

    • COMING UP
      101

       

    • GROUNDBREAKERS
      102

      Francis Peabody Sharp: Canada’s first apple hybridizer

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      104

      Fingers crossed

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      106

       

    • GROUNDSWELL
      114

      Discover which plants our five experts depend on for trouble spots

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