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May 2009 Issue:

May 2009

Plant your own succulent basket; Designer containers made easy!; Woodland garden makeover; Top ten new flowering shrubs to plant right now; New plant combos; Expert tips for every zone; Spectacular small-space garden ideas to steal and more!

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IN EVERY ISSUE

Editor’s letter (6)
Snapshots (10)
Mailbox (11)
Coming up (90)
Source guide(92)

CLIPPINGS

News (15)
The latest news, tips, ideas and more

Mindful gardener (22)
Easy ways to green the Earth

Hort couture (24)
Our picks for the best new outdoor fabrics and furniture

Star plant (30)
Modern petunias: New, easy-care hybrids for every plot

HOW-TO

Techniques (35)
Growing ferns: Shade and shelter are ideal for these low-maintenance beauties

SPECIAL: CONTAINER IDEAS

Sweetening the pot (38)
We show off inventive container designs

Self-contained (46)
Fun salvage ideas for playful plant pots

DESIGN

Design matters (48)
Natural instincts: A woodland garden is overwhelmed

GRASSROOTS

transCanada (80)
Our correspondents highlight regional historic gardens

Growing concern (88)
Tempted to smuggle seeds across the border? Turns out you may not have to

Groundswell (98)
Experts share their picks for worst garden weed

GARDENS

Blissful thinking (52)
With nature as his guide, an Island Maritimer zones in on the Zen of gardening

Small wonder (64)
A limited space didn’t confine this landscape designer’s imagination—as his lush, potted-up paradise demonstrates

GROWING

Bloom service (58)
Brighten your garden with a splash of colour in a new flowering shrub

Smooth move (72)
Tiny fuzz-free hardy kiwis are ideal alternatives to the popular but tender commercial fruit

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