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June 2008 Issue:

June 2008

Plant for success!
Inspiring gardens big and small; 68 space-stretchers for tiny plots; cottage-friendly perennials; a flower-filled cutting garden; dogwoods for year-round beauty; toughest survivor plants and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW-TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      32

      Character building: Architectural elements and an improved entranceway will give this Zone 3 house’s bland facade more personality

    • GARDEN EXPRESS
      34

      Tough it out: These hardy specimens will survive and thrive in most any situation

    • TECHNIQUES
      38

      Staking flowering plants: Give your plants the support they need to hold up a bevy of blooms

    • PROJECT
      42

      Armloads of flowers: Create your own cutting garden and enjoy beautiful bouquets all season

    • SMALL TALK
      50

      Up the ante: A tiny space doesn’t have to cramp your style. Vertically is the way to grow

  • DESIGN

    • JOIE DE VIVRE
      56

      Two DIYers transform their tiny, bare city lot into a French-inspired retreat

  • GARDENS

    • UP WHERE WE BELONG
      68

      High atop a bluff, a West Coast plantswoman does what comes naturally to integrate her garden into its spectacular surroundings

    • HEART OF DARKNESS
      80

      A shady property in Winnipeg is brought to life by art, lush plantings and flowing pathways

  • GROWING

    • TOP DOGS
      62

      Dependable dogwoods are a gardener’s best friend year-round, as these choice specimens prove

    • A SUMMER PLACE
      76

      The right plants in your cottage’s garden equals more time to relax for leisurely pursuits

  • GROWING/FOOD

    • EAST MEETS WEST
      86

      Homegrown Asian greens bring an exotic taste to your table without a trip to the Orient—or the grocery store

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      Big, bright flowers

    • MAILBOX
      12

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      16

      The latest news, tips, timely tasks, ideas and more

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      24

      Take a seat: Tiny patio? Dine alfresco in style this season with these fashionable small-scale bistro sets

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: ELEPHANT EARS
      26

      These jumbo-sized, tropical foliage plants add dramatic flair to your garden and containers

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      98

      Our columnists explore their own borders to come up with their best-loved large and small native plants

    • COMING UP
      108

       

    • HORT AND SOUL
      110

      Standing tall: The generosity of Ontario’s Sheridan Nurseries and its staff, customers and affiliates helps a young boy walk again

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      112

      Little stinkers

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      113

       

    • GROUNDSWELL
      122

      Our five hort experts tout their favourite big-and-small-plant combos

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