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Among the healthiest foods we can eat, homegrown garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Garlic can be enjoyed four ways: as young or mature bulbs, scapes and greens.
The sparkling white ‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese anemone begins flowering about the middle of September, and is a Judith Adam favourite. Its tall stature gives it architectural presence.
At this time of year
Well-behaved goldenrod cultivars are useful plants to have in mid-autumn. Goldenrod combines well with gaura, a compact cultivar.
The arrival of seed catalogues coincides with the end of pumpkin season. Plant hybridizers now are evolving beautiful “ugly” heirloom pumpkins.
Clay pots last a long time when the garden containers are prepared for winter by emptying the soil keeping them dry for when deep frost arrives.
Dealing with powdery mildew on lilacs can require replacing them with mildew-resistant cultivars. Mildew spores are active in late summer.
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.
The flowers resemble butterflies in flight, says Judith Adam about Martagon lilies. Their appeal includes tall skinny stems and speckled petals.
Gardens to Visit
There’s much to see and do at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden in St. John’s, Nfld.
The gardening season for Thunder Bay parks in Ontario starts on the first full moon in June when parks staff start emptying greenhouses to plant garden beds.
Lorraine Flanigan picks highlights from her coast to coast tour of the Canada Garden Route, from Victoria to St. John’s.
Food to Grow
Here’s how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible leaves provided by a cut-and-come-again garden of container edibles.
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.
From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Clay soil can be difficult it can be to work with. It’s sticky and wet in the spring, and brick-hard in summer.
Convolvulus arvensis, commonly called field bindweed is a creeping perennial with roots that can penetrate up to 5 metres.
Saving seeds can be as easy as collecting and drying pepper seed, and safely packaging them. It is a bit more complicated to save tomato seed.
ABOUT GARDEN MAKING MAGAZINE
Issue #19 of Garden Making for fall 2014 expresses our approach to gardening: “Grow Easy.” Articles include foolproof potentillas and a guide to storing tender bulbs.
Garden Making won gold in the 2014 Media Awards at the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium in Pittsburgh on August 11.
The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.