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July 2011 Issue:

Summer 2011

Down the garden path: Caring for fabulous fuchsias; Celeb chef Jamie Oliver's stunning charity garden; 10 no-fail lavenders for zones 5 to 8; Grow a hardy 'John Davis' (Explorer Series); 27 tips for pet-friendly gardening and more!

Table of Contents


6 From The Editor

10 Feedback

What you think about what we do

12 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 Rudbeckia


15 News

Fresh ideas and products 
for better gardening

18 Sun Safety

Suncare tips for gardeners

20 Health
Natural remedies: Lavender 
calms stress and boosts your mood

22 Pet Special

Garden clean-up, safe plants and fun products for pets

26 Profile

Hydrangea: Big bursts of blooms make this a perennial favourite

30 Stephen Speaks

Right on the mark: Stephen gives his garden its summer report card


32 Dirty Work
Beginner, intermediate and advanced techniques for growing annual fuchsias in hanging baskets

36 Garden Rescue

A clean slate: An older property has no landscaping or garden plot

38 Gardening 101

Word Power: Frankie Flowers gives us a lesson in garden lingo


40 Teenage Graceland

Jamie Oliver and Mark Gregory create an outdoor oasis for teens

44 Outdoor Living

A small back garden in Vancouver, B.C.

50 Three’s Company

Jean-Luc Charbonneau creates 
a garden for a couple with 
divergent tastes

64 East to Eden

A P.E.I. gardener creates a horticultural haven

70 A Walk in the Shade

Snarled woods give way to 
a world apart


58 Up Close

Lavender: Bring home sweet 
scent, sight and taste with these purple-blooming beauties

76 Kitchen Gardener

Picnic in the Park: Take 
these favourites outside for 
an alfresco meal in the sun

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