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September 2014 Issue:

Fall/Winter 2014

The design issue; how to plant a fab fall container; gardens that make an impact; tropical-inspired garden in p.e.i; timeless classic rose of sharon; how to propagate houseplants and much more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

8 Feedback


74 Seasonal Arrangement


11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Smoothie of the Month
An apple cinnamon smoothie that's healthful and satisfying

15 Healthy Ingredient
It turns out the old "an apple a day" adage is worth sticking to

6 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton's take on horticultural hijinks

18 Dirty Work

Gardening expert Karen York shares three techniques for propagating houseplants

20 Trees We Love
Golden-leaved paper birch

21 Native Plant
We love our Helenium

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

26 Profile
For more than four centuries, rose of Sharon has kept aficionados in thrall

60 Up Close

Dwarf conifers become important focal points in winter

66 Kitchen Gardener
Freshly harvested root vegetables bring flavour to the fore

70 Spotlight

Kate Seaver of Kate's Garden

72 Road Trip
San Francisco, CA


30 Fall Creations
Bring the outdoors in with easy DIY projects made with finds from the autumn garden

34 Contained Beauties
Kate Seaver of Kate's Garden follows a simple formula for her container designs

42 The Gardener's Dozen
Two Quebec gardeners create a single garden in 12 parts

48 Two Artists, One Masterpiece
This Quebec garden represents four decades of dreaming, digging and developing

54 Bali Nigh
Lavish gardens get a surprising tropical twist at The Dunes, a picturesque art gallery and cafe complex on Prince Edward Island

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