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July 2013 Issue:

Summer 2013

100+ Great Garden Ideas: Rare and unique plants; an English manor flower border; a French-style parterre; how to keep your veggies growing all season long; heucheras, groundcovers, native plants; and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback


87 Shopping Guide

90 Garden Inspiration


11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Get the Look
Bring home the look of this seaside-inspired oasis

16 Smoothie of the Month
A refreshing watermelon mint smoothie to boost natural health and well-being

17 Healthy Ingredient
Mint can do more for you than just freshen up your breath

18 Natural Remedies
Naturally prevent and treat bug bites when working in the garden

20 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton praises this year’s new grafted veggies

22 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York’s techniques for using chicken wire in the garden

24 Trees We Love
The distinctive littleleaf linden

26 Native Plant
We love our spotted Joe Pye weed

28 Design Inspiration
Landscape designer Judith Adam looks for inspiration abroad and shows us how to get the look

32 Profile
Heucheras are a favourite for their flamboyant foliage

36 Garden Essentials
All about driveways

80 Kitchen Gardener
Your garden has all you need to make summer fresh bruschetta

86 Road Trip
Edmonton and St. Albert

88 Spotlight
Michael Straub of Weleda


38 Partial to Parterres
An inventive array of French-style boxwood plantings

42 Your Guide to Groundcovers
We highlight a few of our favourite groundcover options

48 A Thing of Beauty
A derelict backyard gets transformed into a head-turning retreat

56 Natural Niches
A sloping site offers the opportunity to grow rare and unusual plants

66 A Lot in a Plot
A garden with brilliant combinations and a tip of the hat to Dr. Seuss

72 Hot Crops
Six season-extending veggies for mid- to late summer sowing

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