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July 2015 Issue:

Escape to your garden

This summer escape to your garden: a real secret garden in B.C, smart suncare, no-waste watering tips, colourful floral arrangements, the best garden phlox and much more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

6 Feedback


74 #cgfloweroftheday


9 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Healthy Ingredient
The buzz about bee products

15 Smoothie of the Month
A sweet honey smoothie with tangy muddled blueberries

Natural Beauty
Protect against sun-related aging with nourishing borage

18 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton explains the hive of activity around bees this summer

19 Maintenance
How to keep your barbecue grates in tip-top shape

20 Dirty Work

Gardening expert Karen York reveals 10 novel ways to use pantyhose in the garden

22 Trees We Love
The spectacular fragrant Japanese pagodatree

23 Native Plant
We love our common sundrop

24 Design Inspiration

Landscape designer Judith Adams draws inspiration from a manicured Danish garden

28 Profile

Summer wouldn't be the same without clusters of garden phlox

66 Up Close

A stunning show of magical night-blooming flowers

70 Kitchen Gardener
Delicious recipes featuring the ripe and juicy summer tomato


32 Over the Rainbow

Five flower arrangements bursting with bold hues and hits of texture

38 Urban Courtyard
Landscape architect Myke Hodgins turns a Montreal yard into a low-maintenance hangout

44 Hidden Wonder
A lifelong gardener and DIYer builds his own lush hideaway

52 A Real Secret Garden

How tending to a small public plot changed this gardener's life for the better

58 Peaceable Kingdom
This Victoria garden brings together people, pets and wildlife in multi-part harmony

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