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Spring 2015

Easy containers for spring: the best green smoothie recipe ever, the ultimate lawn care guide and much more!

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8 Canadiangardening.com

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11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Smoothie of the Month
An energizing green smoothie with a hint of mint

15 Healthy Ingredient
The cucumber is praised for its hydrating and detoxifying effects

16
Natural Beauty
Calendula officinalis is packed with skin-soothing antioxidants

18 Native Plant

We love our marsh marigold

20 Trees We Love
The fruit - and flower-bearing English hawthorn

22 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton welcomes this year's annuals

24 Dirty Work
Gardening expert Karen York explains how to divide difficult perennials with confidence

26 Design Inspiration
Landscape designer Judith Adam looks to a restored English garden for inspiration

30 Profile

Sweet Williams add an elegant flourish to modern gardens

74 Up Close

Easy-to-grow alpine plants

78 Kitchen Gardener

Liven up your culinary repertoire with these recipes from the new cookbook Greens + Grains

GARDENS & GROWING

34 Making Arrangements

Three modern plant combinations for impressive containers

40 Lawn Care Primer
A step-by-step guide on how to achieve a beautiful lawn

44 Right on the Mark
We round up seven creative and easy ideas for DIY plant labels

48 Urban Getaway

Eight tips for creating a minimal exotic sanctuary in your backyard

54 In Full Bloom
Five spring containers that will give new life to your garden

60 Rocks and Hard Places
A Victoria gardener creates a stunning show of alpine plants

68 Labour of Love
An adventurous homeowner turns a grassy field into an urban oasis

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