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March 2008 Issue:

Fantastic Garden Projects

625+ fresh ideas
Trellises; water features; rock gardens; container combos; pathways; simple solutions to problem areas, quick fixes and more!

Table of Contents

  • PLANTS: CONTAINERS

    • CAREFREE CONTAINER COMBOS
      32

      Pot up no-fuss succulents for low maintenance good looks

    • TAKE 5
      36

      Use a handful of tropicals for an exotic-looking arrangement

  • PLANTS: WREATH

    • CIRCLE OF BLOOM
      38

      Perk up even the dullest of doors with a living wreath

  • PLANTS: FLOWERS

    • THANKS A BUNCH!
      42

      Fashion five floral arrangements for the price of one

    • MESSAGE IN A BLOSSOM
      44

      Express yourself through the language of flowers

    • JUMP FOR JOY
      46

      Display collectible vintage flower frogs on their own

  • PROJECTS: STRUCTURES

    • ON THE GRID
      48

      Lend flair to the garden with trelliswork

    • ELEGANT ARBOURS
      51

      Two designs to build: Country Classic or Modern Minimalist

    • ALL DRESSED UP
      57

      Adorn your arbours with these adorable accents

  • ROJECTS: WATER

    • THE LIFE AQUATIC
      58

      Dig a pond and watch your yard come alive

    • WATER LILY PLANTING SECRETS
      64

      Simple steps to success

    • ADD SOME CHARM
      66

      Create a small waterfall

  • PROJECTS: STONE

    • ROCK-IT SCIENCE
      70

      The proper way to make an alpine garden

  • SOLUTIONS: SIDE YARD

    • A TIGHT SQUEEZE
      74

      Transform even the narrowest strip of land into a mini-Eden

  • SOLUTIONS: PRIVACY

    • OUT OF SIGHT
      78

      Turn a blind eye to the neighbours with a versatile lattice panel screen

  • SOLUTIONS: PATHWAY

    • CONCRETE PROPOSAL
      84

      Salvage recycled concrete for an attractive and inexpensive path

    • FANCY FOOTWORK
      86

      Add pizzazz between pavers with low-growing plants

  • RESOURCES

    • ADVICE CLINIC
      88

      Books and websites to help make your dream projects come true

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      90

       

    • THE LAST WORD
      98

       

  • FROM A GARDENER

    • ALL THUMBS-UP
      8

       

  • QUICK FIX: TOOLS

    • GET AN EDGE
      10

      Sharpen your secateurs in 15 minutes + POWER UP Prep your electric lawn mower for the season

  • QUICK FIX: FURNISHINGS

    • ROAD TO RECOVERY
      14

      Bring new life to old outdoor chairs and pots

  • QUICK FIX: SOIL MIXES

    • RECIPES FOR SUCCESS
      18

      Give plants a boost with special-purpose soil mixtures

  • HOW-TO: ORGANIZATION

    • THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
      20

      Create a custom potting station with off-the-shelf components

    • HOLD EVERYTHING
      22

      Three stylish garden sheds in three price ranges

    • KEEP IT TOGETHER
      24

      Great ways to store your garden photos and records

  • HOW-TO: HYPERTUFA

    • EASE THROUGH
      26

      Make your own rustic-looking hypertufa planter

  • HOW-TO: PHOTOGRAPHY

    • CAMERA-READY
      28

      Take professional-looking garden photos

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