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July 2014 Issue:

Summer 2014

The best of summer! 100+ great gardening ideas; make a summery strawberry wreath; build an Italian-inspired garden room; colourful flowers and no-fuss perennials; extend your veggie harvest and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

8 Feedback


82 Seasonal Arrangement


13 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

16 Smoothie of the Month
An antioxidant-filled smoothie that promotes healthy aging

17 Healthy Ingredient
Stone fruits are our go-to healthy summertime snack

18 Natural Remedies
How to avoid dehydration

19 Fitness Solutions

Three simple moves from personal trainer Anna Griffith

20 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton learns about new technology in plant identification

22 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York shares three ways to extend the harvest

26 Trees we love
Stately dawn redwood

27 Native Plants
We love our anise hyssop

28 Design Inspiration

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

32 Profile
Bursting with blooms, hardy salvias are our border favourites

68 Up Close

Exotic, fragrant and perennially enticing waterlilies and lotuses

76 Kitchen Gardener
Simple and delicious recipes from Fresh From the Farm


36 Circles of Life
Three wreath designs using edible plants from Living Wreaths

40 A Labour of Love
Two landscape designers maximize every square inch of their tiny yard

46 A Lawn Farewell
A British Columbia couple says goodbye to troublesome grass and hello to a low-maintenance garden

52 True Reflection
An expansiv, colourful country garden on the Eastern shores of Ontario's Lake Simcoe

60 Sweeping Statements
A drought-tolerant jewel-toned garden on a grand scale

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