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July 2010 Issue:

Summer 2010

Summer's no-fail sizzlers: 65 plants that take the heat; Rediscover daylilies; Keep your hanging basket blooming all season long; 10 rock solid tips for stony spaces; Organic recipes for your outdoor garden party and more!

Table of Contents


4 From The Editor

8 Feedback
What you think about what we do

10 CG Online
What’s new on our website

82 CG Dossier
News and notes from all across Canada

84 Shopping Guide

90 Natural Selection
We love our native echinaceas


13 News
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

16 Eco-Minded Gardener
Associate editor Karina Leimanis’s green guide to environmentally conscious products, companies and ideas

18 Anatomy of a Tool
Shear Delight: Snip your way through the garden with this essential tool, perfect for cutting spent blooms or gathering the ideal summer bouquet

20 Farm to Fork
In Good Taste: A simple, satisfying salad makes short work of late-summer squash


38 Inspiration
Good As Gold: Marigolds find their place in the sun

42 Greenprint
Made To Order: A soothing oasis takes shape in a tiny urban lot

50 A Garden In Good Hands
A sense of history is cultivated along with a verdant, natural haven in this Nova Scotia garden

64 Rock Solid
Hard work and creative thinking pay off for this B.C. gardener who had nowhere to go but up growing

56 Up Close
Afternoon Delight: Easygoing, (almost) effortless daylilies show their true colours

72 Kitchen Gardener

Star Of The Show: On the sidelines for far too long, crisp, classic fennel is making its comeback

22 Profile
Eryngium: They may look rough around the edges, but these long-lasting bloomers are garden friendly

28 Stephen Speaks
Garden in Motion: This summer, editor-at-large Stephen Westcott-Gratton welcomes new plants—and new ideas—to his garden


30 Dirty Work
Gardening experts Majorie Mason and Jeff Mason share their techniques for beginner, novice and master green thumbs

34 Garden Rescue

The Naked Truth: Giving structure and character to the garden of a plain Zone 6 house

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