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May 2008 Issue:

May 2008

96 great ideas for:
Dazzling plant combos; hot new pots; creating your dream potting room; plus the secret to a stronger lawn; hardy lilacs for earliest blooms; the best white roses and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW-TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      36

      Close call: The right plantings will hold their own against the extensive hardscaping on this small city plot

    • TECHNIQUES
      40

      Aerating your lawn: Perform this important lawn care task to avoid turfgrass troubles

    • POT LUCK
      42

      One pot, four looks: Change up the look of a basic black container with various plant combos

  • DESIGN

    • GOING TO POT
      52

      Creating a stylish, dedicated potting area—whether indoors or out—is your ticket to bliss

  • GARDEN

    • BEAUTY UNEARTHED
      66

      An overgrown country lot in Ontario finally grounds a nurse with wanderlust—and she uncovers its innate elegance

  • GROWING

    • WHITER SHADES OF PALE
      58

      The delicate hues of white roses gracefully complement any garden scheme

    • SAY HELLO TO HYACINTHIFLORA LILACS
      74

      Enjoy the sweet scent of lilacs sooner in the season with these hardy early bloomers

  • GROWING/FOOD

    • DOUBLE DUTY
      78

      Culinary sage is valued for its versatility both in the kitchen and garden

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      8

      Look! Up in the sky!

    • MAILBOX
      14

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      18

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

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      28

      Break the mould: Available in a wide range of styles and materials, there’s a container to fit any budget

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: MOCK ORANGE
      30

      New cultivars of this reliable shrub bring bigger bursts of fragrant blooms to the late-spring garden

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      88

      Our regional correspondents report on all that’s newsworthy and noteworthy from across the country

    • COMING UP
      98

       

    • RESPONSIBLE GARDENING
      101

      Street smarts: Municipalities are wising up to the specific needs of boulevard trees

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      104

      Out of style

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      106

       

    • GROUNDSWELL
      114

      Our five gardening experts offer up their best time-saving tips

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