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December 2007 Issue:

Winter 2008

Create a four-season garden
Gifts that pamper and inspire; best dwarf evergreens; easy orchid care; tasty indoor sprouts; dress up your doorway and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW-TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      24

      Snake in the grass: A barren expanse of lawn visually dominates this Zone 6 domicile

    • TECHNIQUES
      26

      Growing orchids indoors: Follow steps and success will be yours

    • THE NOVICE GARDENER
      28

      Seed-starting 101: Easy tips to get you growing this winter

    • TREE CARE
      30

      All about arborists: Why go out on a limb? Here’s what you need to know before hiring a tree specialist

  • DESIGN

    • WINTER WELCOME
      48

      Three seasonal looks give three different doorways fresh appeal

  • GARDENS

    • SHOW AND TELL
      34

      Consumate plantswoman Marion Jarvie takes us on a four-season tour of her spectacular Ontario garden, and shares her expert know-how along the way

    • FORM FITTING
      58

      The sculptural objet d’art of this Winnipegger’s affection becomes the inadvertent inspiration for her dramatic winter garden

  • GROWING

    • FRONT & CENTRE
      54

      Don’t relegate dwarf conifers to their typical background role. With their beauty and versatility, put them anywhere—and it’s off to work they go!

  • GROWING/FOOD

    • FRESH FOOD FAST
      62

      Within days you can have healthful homegrown sprouts to sprinkle on your favourite dishes

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      Bigfoot

    • MAILBOX
      10

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      12

      Special Armchair Gardener: Books to inspire and inform the gardeners on your holiday gift list. Plus the latest news, tips, timely tasks, ideas and more

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      18

      Spa gifts: Derived from nature, these luxurious pampering products make perfect presents—if you’re not too tempted to keep them for yourself!

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: BEGUILING BEGONIAS
      20

      A new generation of these trusty favourites offers an outstanding array of foliage colours, patterns and shapes to enjoy year-round, indoors and out

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      68

      From heart-warming to humorous, our columnists’ favourite gardening moments will likely stir up a few cherished memories of your own. BONUS! Recommended books for your region

    • COMING UP
      75

      (formerly Stuff to Do)

    • DOWN TO EARTH
      76

      Pot bellyache

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      77

       

    • GROUNDSWELL
      82

      See what plant or trend each of our five experts finds the most exciting

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