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October 2008 Issue:

Fall 2008

Fall for colour

How to care for ornamental grasses; Golden foliage; Flowers that never fade; Autumn-hued garden accents; Perfect pink asters; Bulbs for all seasons; Family fun in the pumpkin patch and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      28

      Front-row seating: Here's how to make the most of a front yard while still maintaining privacy

    • TECHNIQUES
      30

      Taking care of ornamental grasses: These plants are easy to tend—as long as you choose wisely

    • NOVICE GARDENER
      34

      Bulb light: A quick primer on growing tender and hardy bulbs in all seasons

    • CONTAINER GENIE
      38

      Legends of the fall: Add some oomph! to your autumn displays

  • GARDENS

    • POINTS OF VIEW
      48

      This quirky Quebec garden is an art curator's horticultural homage to Mother Nature

    • THOSE WERE THE DAYS
      62

      A Mississauga, Ontario, mother and son's passion for plants and the past brings a historic village back to life

  • GROWING

    • LEAVES OF GOLD
      42

      A wealth of mellow yellow fall colour for your garden

    • CUT & DRIED
      56

      Grow everlastings and make your garden's floriferous bounty last year-round

  • GROWING FOOD

    • PUMPED FOR FUN
      68

      Fun-to-grow pumpkins are known as much for their festive faces as for their culinary possibilities

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      Country roads

    • MAILBOX
      10

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      14

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

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      22

      Fall fare: The season may fade, but you can keep your garden colourful with these autumn-hued accessories

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: ROSY-HUED AUTUMN ASTERS
      24

      You'll be tickled pink by the colour these flowers bring to your fall garden

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      78

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

    • COMING UP

       

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      70

      Short shrift

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      90

       

    • GOUNDSWELL
      98

      Our experts name the worst mistakes gardeners can make. Guilty as charged?

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