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September 2015 Issue:

Beautiful gardens to inspire

Inspiration for every gardener; must-have plants for sun and shade, six beautiful gardens to inspire, sweet and seasonal fruit desserts, plant your alliums now and much more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor

8 Feedback


82 #cgfloweroftheday


11 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

14 Healthy Ingredient
The benefits of fresh ginger

15 Smoothie of the Month
An immune-boosting apple, carrot and spice smoothie

Natural Beauty
The humble oat is a hearty treatment for dry winter skin

18 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton reveals how to outwit winter

19 CG Solution
Expert designer Paul Lafrance offers up tips on building a deck during the fall

20 Dirty Work

Gardening expert Karen York explains how to preserve summer's many flowers and herbs

22 Trees We Love
The majestic sugar maple tree

23 Native Plant
We love our white turtlehead

24 Design Inspiration

Landscape designer Judith Adams seeks inspiration from a Massachusetts wildflower garden

28 Profile

The multi-talented ornamental onion, with its spherical blooms, is worth planting this season

72 Up Close

Six types of plants to get your new garden off to a great start

76 Kitchen Gardener
Delicious desserts featuring seasonal fruit (and one veg!) straight from the garden

80 Road Trip
Senior web editor Natalie DiScala reveals her favourite spots in Pasadena, California


32 Small Wonders

Five of our favourite fall seeds from the new book Seeing Seeds

38 Class Act
A grand outdoor space transforms into an elegant weekend escape

42 Into the Wild
An overrun backyard becomes a versatile year-round retreat

46 Palette Patch

One front stoop decorated three ways with autumn's vibrant harvest

54 Dreams Do Come True
Two gardeners dream up exciting things for their property in Quebec

60 Blue Crush
A tour of the historic and whimsical Brondanw Estate gardens in Wales

66 Garden of Plenty
A Quebec couple proves that when it comes to flowering perennials, more is merrier

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