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May 2013 Issue:

May 2013

Special container issue: Easy DIY designer containers; Plan your garden path; 15 tips for healthy living; Win the garden trip of your dreams and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback


88 Shopping Guide

90 Garden Inspiration


11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

18 Get the Look
Bring home a super sleek yet warm and inviting look

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

22 Healthy Ingredient
Blueberries' nutritional value makes them simply irresistable

24 Natural Remedies
Don't let seasonal allergies keep you from your garden

26 Stretching Solutions
Simple stretches for your back

28 Stephen Speaks
Horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton finds the perfect rose for his front yard

30 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York provides techniques for growing potted herbs

32 Native Plant
Our native bluebells set our hearts aflutter

34 Trees We Love

The precious white blooms of the Allegheny serviceberry

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

40 Profile
Pretty weigelas make their mark in Canadian gardens

44 Garden Essentials
Hardscaping dos and don'ts

80 Kitchen Gardener
Your garden has all you need for a baby lettuce and snow pea salad

86 Road Trip
See Amsterdam's famous tulips


46 Permaculture Principles
Author Senga Lindsay tells us how permaculture works

50 Soil Mates
Innovative plant combinations illustrated by scanned images

56 Up the Garden Path
A pathway is as much a part of your garden as what's in its flowerbeds

64 Pot 'Em Up
Six arrangements based on the season's trendiest colour palettes

70 Rooted in Stone
These showstopping gardens lure 3,000 visitors a year

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