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July 2008 Issue:

Summer 2008

Splashy summer ideas
Revealed: The truth about garden lore; elegant water features; the best weeping trees; new garden umbrellas; easy potted topiaries; great cold-climate gardens with ponds & pools and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW-TO

    • TECHNIQUES
      30

      Planting perennial groundcovers: The low-down on these low-care plants—great alternatives to the traditional lawn

    • POT LUCK
      32

      A touch of class:Topiaries, which add an air of formality to your garden, are especially suited to containers

    • NOVICE GARDENER
      36

      Believe it or not: It’s hit or myth with some gardening wisdom

    • MASTER CLASS
      38

      Water features: Landscape architect Ron Rule offers expert tips on integrating these delightful elements into your garden

  • DESIGN

    • BORDER PATROL
      60

      Bogged down? Dive in with this planting scheme that beautifully combines 10 water-loving plants for moisture-prone areas

  • GARDENS

    • DUAL PERSONALITY
      42

      Her clients may prefer restrained approaches, but this Sudbury, Ontario, designer lets loose her wild side in her bloom-filled backyard

    • THE LURE OF THE EAST
      54

      In Sherwood Park, Alberta, an oil-industry insider gushes over his Asian-inspired garden and pond

  • GROWING

    • CRYING OUT FOR ATTENTION
      50

      Available in numerous shapes and sizes, eyecatching weeping trees make a perfect focal point

  • GROWING/FOOD

    • SWEET TREATS
      64

      Juicy melons are a refreshing foil to the summer’s heat

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      Times, they are a-changin'

    • MAILBOX
      64

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      14

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

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      22

      Take cover: Open up to a world of colour with these cheery garden umbrella styles

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: WATER-LOVING IRISES
      24

      These thirsty varieties are an attractive addition to any pond edge or bog garden

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      74

      Our regional columnists wade in with their favourite water features

    • COMING UP
      86

       

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      88

      Guy talk

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      90

       

    • GROUNDSWELL
      98

      Our five experts confess to their worst gardening vices

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