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Humminbirds love nectar from turtlehead plants (Garden Making photo)

Hummingbirds love the nectar from turtlehead

Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.

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Bloomerang lilac Photo from Proven Winners)

Mildew-resistant lilacs

Dealing with powdery mildew on lilacs can require replacing them with mildew-resistant cultivars. Mildew spores are active in late summer.

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'Green Jewel' echinacea

The scents of it all

When Jodi DeLong walks in her garden, she breathes in the scents – layers of fragrance from petite sprigs of lavender to huge blooms of angels’ trumpet.

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Martagon lily from Vesey's

Time for more Martagon lilies

The flowers resemble butterflies in flight, says Judith Adam about Martagon lilies. Their appeal includes tall skinny stems and speckled petals.

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Food to grow

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4 quick-snip container edibles for an ongoing harvest

Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible leaves provided by a cut-and-come-again garden of container edibles.

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heritage cherry tomatoes

6 secrets to summer abundance in the edible garden

Here are six secrets of the best choices for powerhouse producers that will provide you with easy, yet exquisite, edible garden fare all summer long.

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Container Gardening

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My Garden Containers app now available

The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.

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Dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ growing in a container. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Dwarf ‘Beni-hime’ Japanese maple perfect for container

The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.

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TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Dominion rose

The joys of sharing plants

Nova Scotia gardener Jim Smith shows the joy of sharing plants with a Dominion Day rose. Its red-and-white striped buds normally open on Canada Day.

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plant hardiness zones

Plant hardiness zones changing, slowly

“Will it grow in my zone?” is the pertinent question about plant hardiness for perennials. The lines on the maps for zones are changing, slowly.

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Garden Making #19 fall 2014 issue

Fall issue – #19 – coming soon

We’re finishing the fall issue – #19 of Garden Making – which will mail to subscribers by the end of August and be in stores by Sept. 4.

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Garden Writers Association gold media award

Garden Making wins gold from Garden Writers Association

Garden Making won gold in the 2014 Media Awards at the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium in Pittsburgh on August 11.

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GARDENS TO VISIT

Vania Bowman at Assiniboine Psrk

Sculpture garden at Assiniboine Park

At Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Vania Bowman explains why she loves working in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

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Kingsbrae operates a lovely café, tempting garden shop and a plant nursery.

Kingsbrae Garden in charming St. Andrews

From the moment she arrived at Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Lorraine Flanigan’s camera didn’t stop clicking. This 27-acre garden opened in 1998.

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