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June 2013 Issue:

Early Summer 2013

Your dream garden checklist: lush borders; garden sculptures; water features; modern grasses; arbours; a royal rhodo collection; Quebec gardens we love; natural suncare solutions and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

8 Feedback


89 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 small-space urban sanctuary

16 Smoothie of the Month
A garden-fresh strawberry smoothie to boost natural health and well-being

17 Healthy Ingredient
Strawberries’ nutritional value makes them simply irresistible

20 Natural Remedies
Protect yourself from the sun when working in the garden

22 Stephen Speaks
An unlikely garden captures the eye of senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton

24 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York’s techniques for supporting plants

26 Trees We Love
Rediscover the allure of the often overlooked northern catalpa

28 Native Plant
We love our native viola

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

34 Profile
Foxtail lilies reign supreme in our flower borders

38 Garden Essentials
All about property surveys

82 Kitchen Gardener
Your garden has all you need for a veggie Niçoise salad

88 Road Trip
Montreal’s horticultural wonders


40 Always Sunny in San Diego
Canadian Gardening editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin’s favourite moments in San Diego

47 Nature’s Beautiful Variegations
Eye-catching variegated plants

52 Golden Arches
Ornamental arbours offer a place for plants to climb and ramble

57 Serene in the City
A carefully planned garden with monochromatic plantings

64 Seventh Heaven
A Halifax couple discovers a passion for gardening in their small backyard

72 Rooms of Her Own
Diane Landry shows what’s possible when a plantswoman is free to cultivate her creativity

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