this issue

October 2012 Issue:

Fall/winter 2012

Design solutions for the perfect fall garden; Beatrix Potter's inspiring secret garden in Wales; composting 101; best plants for a bold colour impact

Table of Contents


6 From the Editor

10 CG Online

What’s new on our website

11 Feedback

What you think about 
what we do

84 CG Dossier

More from the pages 
of Canadian Gardening

90 Natural Selection

We love our native blue cohosh


15 News & Trends

Fresh ideas and products 
for better gardening

18 Profile

Cimicifuga: Stately spires that reach for the sky are one of fall’s best companions

22 Stephen Speaks
The master’s plan: Stephen 
Westcott-Gratton decides what’s 
here to stay and gone tomorrow

24 Health
Rosemary: Traditionally used to boost circulation and ease muscle pain, this healing herb may also aid memory


26 Dirty Work

Beginner, intermediate and advanced techniques for composting

28 Gardening 101
Hints for hibernation: How to get 
your garden ready for winter


30 Returning to Roots

The whimsical world where your childhood stories unfolded

36 Colour Harmony

A serene retreat is habitat and haven

42 Secret Gardens

In the rolling hills of Northumberland County are some of Ontario’s most impressive gardens

50 The Garden as Gallery

Landscape architect Ron Rule celebrates the arts outdoors

58 A Garden of Plenty

Bigger is better in this bountiful 
food-producing garden

64 Pleasure Grounds

Dreams of a great park studded 
with trees are taking root for 
an intrepid couple on P.E.I.


34 Autumn Attraction

Colourful fall-blooming bulbs 
are catching our eye

72 Glory Seekers

Best plants to bring a burst of spirit 
to your outdoor space this season

78 Patch Work

Versatile pumpkins are our 
favourite fall friend

Recent back issues

Advertiser Index

Follow Style At Home Online



Latest Contests

more contests