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May 2010 Issue:

May 2010: Our container gardening issue

95 no-fail container garden ideas; World's biggest lilac collection; Our readers pick: Top 20 nurseries; Best colourful nasturtiums; A remarkable zone 2b garden

Table of Contents


15 News

Fresh ideas and products for 
better gardening

18 Eco-Minded Gardener

Assistant editor Karina Leimanis’s green guide to environmentally conscious products, companies 
and ideas

20 Profile

Nasturtiums: Editor-at-large Stephen Westcott-Gratton brings new life to an old garden standby

26 Stephen Speaks

Annual dilemma: Editor-at-large Stephen Westcott-Gratton reveals his potscaping reality

28 Canada’s Top Nurseries

We asked, you answered! 
Our readers’ favourite garden centres revealed

30 Anatomy of a Tool

Pride of Place: A classic garden 
urn is both pretty and practical

32 Product

Container Corner: Our favourite pots for this year’s plantings

37 Growth Potential

Get in on the grow-your-own-produce craze with edible crops 
for containers

66 It’s All Arranged

Groupings of containers create 
a “potscape” of evolving charm


40 Dirty Work

Experts Majorie Mason and 
Jeff Mason share their techniques 
for beginner, novice and master green thumbs


44 Gaining Ground

A determined couple ditch their condo and get back to earth with a stunning Zone 2b Regina garden

52 Picture Perfect

Blooms of white, blue, purple 
and pink create a painterly canvas of earthy delights


58 Up Close

A Rare Beauty: May’s evocative lilacs grace the grounds of Hamilton’s Royal Botanical Gardens

74 Kitchen Gardener

In The Hot Seat: Heat-seeking, sunshine-loving peppers give as good as they get


8 From 
the Editor

12 Feedback

You love 
our new look!

88 CG Online

What’s new on 
our website

82 CG Dossier

News and notes from 
all across Canada

91 Shopping Guide

98 Natural Selection

We love our 
native trillium

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