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June 2009 Issue:

June 2009

21 best English roses for our Canadian climate; Layer perennials for seasonal colour; Grow roses as beautiful as our cover rose, Bella Diana; 57 expert tips for no-fail roses; Prune like a pro and more!

Table of Contents


4    Editor’s letter
8    Snapshots
82  Coming up
88  Source guide


13     News
The latest news, tips, ideas and more

18    Mindful gardener
Easy ways to green the Earth

20    Hort couture
Our picks for the hottest rose-growing accessories

24    Star plant
Baptisia: Both classic and new varieties of this North American native make valuable additions to the home garden

28    From a gardener
Out on a limb: Editor-at-large Stephen Westcott-Gratton daringly plans to fell a tree


30    Techniques
Renovating roses: Reach for the pruners—these plants are more forgiving than you may think

34    Design matters
Nuptials amid nature: A bride-to-be hopes to transform her barren backyard into a verdant venue for her wedding


70    TransCanada
Our correspondents report on their regions

84    Growing concern
Access ability: Don’t let a physical disability stand between you and your garden. Here are some tips to help you finesse the basics

98    Groundswell
Experts share their favourite roses, and why

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