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June 2010 Issue:

Early summer 2010

Step into summer: 5 spectacular retreats with ideas to steal; How to divide ornamental grasses; Photograph your garden like a pro; The best roses for every garden; Meeting rose guru David Austen and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

8 Feedback

What you think 
about what we do

10 CG Online

What’s new on 
our website

86 CG Dossier

News and notes from 
all across Canada

92 Shopping Guide

98 Natural Selection

We love our 
native Liatris


13 News
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

16 Anatomy of a Tool
Grass Act: Eco-friendly push mowers still make the cut

18 Farm to Fork
Good enough to eat: A quick and easy summer salad makes a start on your garden’s bounty

20 Stephen Speaks
Great expectations: Editor-at-large Stephen Westcott-Gratton refines his taste for an iconic bloom

22 Profile
Monarda: A hardy summer bloom proves to be more than
just a colourful display


26 Dirty Work
Experts Marjorie Mason and Jeff Mason share their techniques for beginner, novice and master green thumbs

30 DIY
Reap what you sow: Follow our plan for a no-fail veggie garden

32 Garden Rescue
Making connections: Adding context, form and structure to a sparse Zone 6 garden

34 Before & After
Soft focus: Inviting plant material and a soothing aesthetic refurbish the balcony at Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House


38 Travel
Luck of the irish: We take a garden tour of Dublin’s Farmleigh Estate with editor Erin McLaughlin

46 Lifestyle
A matter of taste: An abundant edible garden provides bounty and beauty for an enterprising couple

54 Designs On Nature
An inspired plan mixes form with frills to give a graceful garden the best of both worlds

70 An Affair To Remember
A professional photographer documents his spectacular rose collection


62 Up Close
Coming up roses: We promise you a (thriving!) rose garden with our list of what’s best for your region

78 Kitchen Gardener
Rocket science: Bold, spicy and easy to grow, arugula’s intense flavour blasts into summer

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