Special reports

The world of gardening is as vast as the imagination of each of us gardeners can make it. These reports highlight some of nature’s surprises.

How to improve cross-pollination

It’s easy to enhance and improve cross-pollination for your target species. These different tips will help you cross-pollinate plants.
improve pollination

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
Used coffee grounds, with a few filters, collected on a gray tabletop before being used in the garden.

Indoor living plant wall, easy and impressive

Tiny apartments or one-room studios can also be home to rich plant life. Even if you don’t have a single flat countertop or windowsill to place your nice pots and containers! An amazing indoor plant wall
Indoor plant wall

Using rainwater for the garden

Wondering about harvesting rainwater for the garden? Apart from the usual environmental and ethical considerations that may drive you to find something better than tap water to water the garden, there’s also that simple reality check we sometimes overlook: your wallet! Indeed, tap water as provided by utilities tends to be quite expensive, and prices […]
Rainwater tank connected to gutter spout

Wood chip mulch, excellent mulch and a great way to recycle garden waste

Wood chips make for an excellent plant-based mulch. Layered around your trees and shrubs, they share all sorts of benefits to your plants. Wood chip mulch literally shares rich forest fertility to your very own garden soil! Key wood chip mulch facts Availability – high Cost – low Ornamental value – can be naturally dyed […]
Wood chip mulch with stones, juniper and walkway

Topdressing, what is it?

Topdressing means spreading a fresh layer of rich soil mix directly atop the ground. This gives plants the organic matter
Topdressing, such as on this lawn, also applies to large pots and garden boxes.

Miniature man-made aquifer

Ever dreamed of having a garden that stays green throughout droughts? Do your water-hogging plants keep you from taking more than a week-end off?
Two large pans filled with hydrogel water crystals crossed by an irrigation pipe provide a miniature man-made aquifer for plants.

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
An impatiens remains potted but benefits from being in the ground for water and nutrients.

A potted garden on a terrace with containers

On a deck, terrace or balcony, it is easy to set up a container garden in pots for every season. Plant a series of garden box flowers that will bloom one after the other. Read also: Fruit trees for balconies, decks and terraces Potted plants, the tips to succeed in growing them Drought resistant pot […]
Ideas to decorate a terrace with container plants in pots

How to know your type of garden soil

Know your type of soil and you’ll succeed in growing your plants. This will point out how to make it better and which species will fare best.
Sandy soil in a hand, the best way to identify the type of soil.

Garden with your kids

Nice weather usually means eating more delicious fruits and vegetables. Why not seize the chance to garden and grow your own together with your children?
Grandfather unearthing a potato with a grandchild

Create a natural pond

It’s different from a basic fish pond, because a natural pond will tend to attract more insects, dragonflies and birds… Three square yards or meters are all you need to create a little oasis of biodiversity. Both useful and ornamental, the natural pond will bring you many advantages. Here is how to set up a […]
Lily flowers in a natural pond created in a garden.

Use dead leaves to fertilize and protect plants

In fall, when trees and shrubs lose their foliage, a thick blanket of useful dead leaves forms in the garden. It is the season to unclog gutters and pick up leaves, and use them for gardens and vegetable plots
Dead leaf mulch

Organic gardening, what is it?

Organic gardening means applying to gardening the principles of organic agriculture. The main difference with organic agriculture is
Pathway to organic gardening

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 […]
The sun is reflected in a swollen bead of hydrogel balls.

Propagate a mimosa tree from bark

This method of bark propagation works particularly well for the mimosa tree. It is especially useful if you wish to replace a tree that was damaged and you still have access to its remains.
Two slabs of bark from a damaged tree recovered with sprouting mimosa tree shoots.

For a sustainable garden

To transform your growing beds into spots of high ecological value, here are a few simple tips and solutions. Common sense applies and points the way to sustainable gardening.
Sustainable gardening

Tips For Protecting Plants In Winter

In the toolkit of a gardener attentive to the maintenance of their vegetable garden and ornamental garden, there is certainly a horticultural fleece.
Winter Plant Covers

Landscape a small garden with 5 simple features

A small garden is definitely an excellent opportunity to showcase what’s really most important. Discover our tips and advice to transcend your small outdoor space and, through astute landscaping ideas, make it seem larger than it is! Read also: 5 ideas to set up a shaded courtyard Clever ways to organize a long, narrow garden […]
Landscaping small tiny garden
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