In some cases, ornamental shrubs or trees neglected for a long time need drastic pruning to get back into shape.
Using Coffee Grounds in the Garden
Do you throw coffee grounds away? Not anymore! Coffee grounds have many uses that can boost your garden and flower beds, just like it gives you a boost when you drink the coffee itself! Composting coffee grounds not only reduces what goes to the landfill, it also benefits your plants. After reading this, will you […]
Cross-pollination, the key to increasing fruit harvests
Cross-pollination is when pollen from one plant variety fertilizes flowers of another variety,
Wrought iron, an impressive option for the garden
Garden set, pergola, low edge fence, bench, hanging swingset, gate, ornament… Wrought iron multiplies the impact of any garden since it can be worked to fit any style and expectation.
Topdressing, what is it?
Topdressing means to spread or disperse a fresh layer of new soil mix directly atop the ground to give plants the organic matter
Hydrogel water crystals to beat drought
This is a product that goes by many different names: Polyter, Water Crystals, Orbeez, Watergel, Hydrogel, Hydrosource, Water drops, root watering crystals, super-absorbent polymers, PAM, water retention granules, hydrating crystals, water beads, water pebbles, hydrobeads, crystal soil, water jelly, jelly balls, soil moist, super slusher… The list seems endless and shows how much hope is […]
Gardening the easy way
Elevated garden boxes, elevated planters and other solutions are quite convenient for those who want to garden but can’t bend over!
Raised garden, do all your gardening standing up!
There are many ways to work in the garden, but with a raised garden, everything becomes easy! A raised garden is especially useful for
Pot-in-pot technique for easy annuals
Annuals are often amazing in their variety and they bring fresh change to the garden. . The pot-in-pot technique is a great way to make replacing them and
Set up a chicken coop, it’s easy!
Chickens in the garden! If you’ve got a little space in the garden, owning a couple chickens makes it possible to have fresh eggs
Mulch, it protects and decorates your flower beds
Mulch is a trendy product that protects, decorates and supports plant growth for all your plantations. A natural product, its use is very beneficial to your plants and your garden, all the while reducing that most cumbersome of garden tasks: weeding!
Datura or Brugmansia, Trumpets of discord
Brugmansia and Datura look alike, but they are actually different plants.
Peaches and nectarines for a refreshing summer
The summer season calls for light food and refreshing nutrients on meal tables. Peaches and nectarines can be savored under the shade of parasols.
How to save bees
Now that governments are starting to ban insecticides that are the most dangerous to bees, a reminder of the situation and the best practices to implement to save them.
Why olive trees need the cold to bear olives
You’re the proud owner of a brand-new olive tree, but recent cold weather got you worrying?
A fragrant garden!
There are innumerable fragrant flowers and plants that will bathe the garden in fresh perfumes that tickle our senses and increase enjoyment.
Choosing plants based on the climate in your area will make for easy gardening and will help reduce treatments and watering.
Propagating through cuttings, guiding principles
Preparing cuttings is a very simple plant propagation technique that many plants tolerate perfectly. Its main advantage is that it allows you to reproduce the same exact plant
Impact of insecticides on garden butterflies and bumblebees
Large scale impact of pesticides on butterflies and bumblebees in private gardens in France.
Attracting butterflies with plants and flowers
A garden for butterflies. Threatened because their natural habitat is dwindling, and because of pesticides, butterflies can find refuge in our very own gardens,