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August 2008 Issue:

August/September 2008

Give your garden a boost
Is your mulch a health hazard? Refresh container plantings; shape up your soil; plant the best phlox and junipers; late-summer lush gardens and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      30

      Swing time: Some new hardscaping and the right plants to bring this dull driveway up to speed.

    • POT LUCK
      32

      From weary to cheery: Perk up your late-season container plantings with timely tune-up tips.

    • NOVICE GARDENER
      34

      The dirt on soil: We clean up the confusion surrounding garden soil.

  • GARDENS

    • THE WRIGHT STUFF
      38

      Plentiful beds and abundant blooms are the only "remedies" for this northern Ontario gardener, who admits to being a plantaholic.

    • PARADISE ON THE PRAIRIE
      38

      Harsh winters and a challenging landscape can't faze these industrious Brandon, Manitoba gardeners.

  • GROWING

    • JUNIPERS REVISITED
      46

      Take another look at these super-hardy, pollution-tolerant conifers--new cultivars will have you jumping for joy.

  • GROWING FOOD

    • HEAD OF THE CLASS
      56

      Hail to kale--this late-season veggie is pleasing to both the eyes and the palate.

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      The bees knees

    • MAILBOX
      12

      Your letters and tips.

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      14

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

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      22

      Sustainable style: Go green with eco-friendly, garden-inspired products.

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: FABULOUS PHLOX
      24

      The versitile garden classic looks better than ever.

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      64

      Our regional correspondents report on all that's newsworthy and noteworthy from across the country.

    • COMING UP
      69

       

    • RESPONSIBLE GARDENING
      70

      Much ado about mulch: Is this garden staple harmful to your health?

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      72

      The bloom is off the rose.

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      74

       

    • GOUNDSWELL
      82

      One five plant experts' tips on how to best perk up a tired garden.

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