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November 2008 Issue:

Winter 2009

Gardens by design
From sleek, modern pro styles to you-can-do-it makeovers; 19 eco-inspired gifts by Canadian artisans; Piet Oudolf's natural planting style; Hellebores; Easy indoor terrariums; How to prune Japanese maples and more!

Table of Contents

  • HOW TO

    • DESIGN MATTERS
      22

      Reflect on this: Big but not beautiful, this barren lawn cries out for defining features

    • TECHNIQUES
      28

      Pruning Japanese maples: Properly shaping these elegant beauties will help ensure they grace your garden for years to come

    • NOVICE GARDENER
      30

      Foliage fundamentals: Leaf through our primer on foliage shapes to more fully appreciate nature's myriad forms

    • CONTAINER GENIE
      34

      Branching out: A porch corner goes from dark to dazzling thanks to a pot, a birch trunk and a little imagination

  • DESIGN

    • THE NATURAL PLANTING STATE
      36

      We interview renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf to learn about this innovative gardening method

  • DESIGN/MAKEOVER

    • FORWARD THINKING
      24

      Discover how a Toronto couple gave their property more curb appeal and get inspired to give your own front yard a facelift

  • GARDENS

    • LAY IT ON
      42

      A structural approach to design and plant partnering creates clean lines and a modern aesthetic in a Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, garden

    • BRINGING WORK HOME
      52

      For Canadian Gardening's art director, gardening is as much about shapes, curves and flow as it is about plants

  • GROWING

    • HOUSEBOUND HERBS
      50

      Follow these simple steps to enjoy the taste of homegrown, fresh herbs throughout the winter

    • PLEASANT UNDER GLASS
      60

      Plant up a terrarium to create a year-round, easy-care indoor garden

  • GROWING FOOD

    • SLOW AND STEADY
      62

      Patience—and winter's chill—is a virtue when it comes to growing the perfect parsnip

  • REGULARS

    • FROM A GARDENER
      6

      The last hurrah

    • MAILBOX
      9

      Your letters and tips

    • FIRST GLANCE: CLIPPINGS
      10

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

    • SHOPPING: HORT COUTURE
      14

      Eco-inspired gift guide: We've rounded up a seasonal selection of artisanal, Canadian-made items for the nature lover on your holiday list

    • STAR PLANT PICKS: HELLEBORES
      20

      These hardy harbingers of spring rise above the snow to dispel late winter's gloom

  • GRASSROOTS

    • TRANSCANADA
      70

      Take a journey with our regional scribes as they fantasize about their favourite gardening escapes

    • COMING UP
      70
       
    • DOWN TO EARTH
      76

      No regrets

    • SOURCE GUIDE
      77

    • GOUNDSWELL
      82

      Our five pundits reveal which lost tool they'll always miss

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