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September 2013 Issue:

Fall/Winter 2013

The Garden Design Issue: Fantastic fall flower arrangements; build a better border; spring blooms to plant now; 12 design lessons from the pros; choose the best fence for your yard and more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

7 Feedback


81 Shopping Guide

82 Garden Palette


9 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

12 Smoothie of the Month
A delicious pumpkin spice smoothie to boost natural health and well-being

13 Healthy Ingredient
Take advantage of nutritious pumpkins when they’re plentiful

14 Natural Remedies
Naturally prevent and treat dry hands when working in the garden

16 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton savours his 2013 garden triumphs

18 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York’s techniques for wintering over tender plants

20 Trees We Love
The ancient and exalted red oak

21 Native Plant
We love our blue wood aster

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

26 Profile
Itoh peonies are stunning family heirlooms-to-be

30 Garden Essentials
Contractor and TV host Scott McGillivray talks fences

32 Garden Elements
A garden designed to complement the home’s architecture

66 Up Close
Our favourite spring-blooming bulbs

72 Kitchen Gardener
Your garden has all you need to make zesty red pepper pesto

78 Road Trip
The south Okanagan

80 Spotlight
Tama Matsouka Wong, author of Foraged Flavor gardens


36 Build a Better Border
The basics of sun-loving herbaceous borders

40 Oh, Christmas Tree
An informative guide to help you pick the perfect tree

46 Bold is Beautiful
Twelve design lessons from a modern yet casual Quebec garden

54 The Best Medicine
A serene treed garden with a healthy mixture of plants

62 Making Arrangements
Lovely autumnal arrangements

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