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April 2014 Issue:

April 2014

Get ready for spring! How to design a fragrant pathway; purple, this year's hottest hue for flowers; dealing with drainage; an enchanted woodland; our favourite woody climbers and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback


82 Seasonal Arrangement


9 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Smoothie of the Month
A raw chocolate shake to boost natural health and well-being

15 Healthy Ingredient
Buttery avocados are the perfect healthy comfort food

16 Fitness Solutions
Three simple moves from personal trainer Anna Griffith

17 Natural Remedies
How to tackle your garden to-do list without aches and pains

18 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton shines the light on new GMO plants

20 Trees We Love
Pretty flowering Carolina silverbell

21 Native Plant
We love our great merrybells

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

26 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York’s techniques for dealing with drainage

28 Profile
Columbine hybrids strut their stuff in the spring garden

66 Up Close
Our favourite woody climbers

72 Kitchen Gardener
We honour the hearty squash with recipes from Bountiful

79 Spotlight
Chef and culinary instructor Andrew Hewson

80 Road Trip
Parksville/Qualicum Beach, B.C.


32 How To Create a Fragrant Pathway
Enjoy the heady scent of fragrant blooms down the garden path

38 A Passion for Purple
Pantone’s Colour of the Year is our inspiration for this season’s blooms

44 A Love Story
A heritage garden in Victoria carved out of rock, grit and passion

52 Spring in the City
A lush oasis in an urban backyard that can be enjoyed year-round

58 An Enchanted Woodland
A captivating garden starring a collection of rhododendrons

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