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January 2016 Issue:

100+ Great Garden Ideas

100+ Great Garden Ideas: fast fixes for garden trouble spots; find your garden style; pruning 101; keep your flowering shrubs in check; how to create a no-grass front garden and much more!

Table of Contents


4 From the Editor


7 Feedback

82 #cgfloweroftheday


9 CG Market
Fresh ideas and products for better gardening

12 Trees We Love
The indigenous white spruce

13 Native Plant
The trout lily is worth watching and waiting for as spring arrives

4 Stephen Speaks
Senior horticulture editor Stephen Westcott-Gratton on the dangers of wild parsnip

16 Profile

A garden favourite for more than a hundred years, the bearded iris continues to capture our hearts

72 Up Close
These groundcovers for walking on will put a bounce in your step

76 Kitchen Gardener
We look to the cookbook Superfood Snacks for delicious and nutritious midday bites

80 Road Trip
Places to go, gardens to see and the best of each season


21 Super Natural Beauty
The latest botanical beauty products to suit every age

26 Crafty by Nature
Three creative DIY projects excerpted from Garden Made

32 What's Your Garden Style?

Take our quiz and discover the kind of garden you're destined to adore

40 Pruning 101

44 10 Fixes for Finicky Spots
Helpful solutions to common garden conundrums

50 French Kiss

Veggie-loving homeowners transform a jardin de curé into a relaxing oasis

58 Front & Centre
A front garden packed with interesting and unusual plants

64 Sink or Swim
This private wooded property in Quebec features a natural swimming pool and lush garden

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