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May 2014 Issue:

May 2014

Modern designer containers made easy! 20+ no fail container garden ideas; plant an arts and crafts garden like a pro; 14 easy to grow sweet peas; healthy kale ceasar salad and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback


82 Seasonal Arrangement


11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Smoothie of the Month
A raspberry and peanut butter smoothie to boost natural health and well-being

15 Healthy Ingredient
Raspberries are full of disease fighting antioxidants

16 Natural Remedies
How to avoid and combat stress

18 Fitness Solutions

Three simple moves from personal trainer Anna Griffith

20 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton roots for new plant nutrient formulae

22 Trees We Love
The new Goldspur amur cherry

23 Native Plant
We love our native harebells

24 Dirty Work
Garden expert Karen York's techniques for keeping out pests

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

30 Profile
Sweet peas deserve more space in our modern gardens

66 Up Close
Citrus trees for containers

72 Kitchen Gardener
A garden-fresh take on four timeless favourites

76 Road Trip
Napa Valley, California

81 Spotlight
Alberta horticulturist Patty Bretin


34 A Tudor Feast
Reintroducing gardeners to unusual edibles and their unique flavours

38 Urban Oasis
A Toronto couple turns their bare backyard into an intimate retreat

44 Spring Forward
Seven containers with unexpected plant combinations

52 Pot to Plate
These container-grown herb gardens are a recipe for success

58 A Natural Match
Native plants meet exotics in a distinctively West Coast garden

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