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 make children like gardening

Whether in an apartment or in a house with a garden, gardening with children is a true pleasure that also has very educational benefits! Arousing curiosity, teaching patience and respect, this time of family bonding
How to make a child like gardening and nature

Uses of coffee grounds, 10 great ways to recycle this aroma-rich matter

Coffee lovers, these lines were written for you! Instead of throwing your used coffee grounds away, use them in your garden, your plants will thank you for it! If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can still reap the benefits of using coffee grounds. Just ask the neighborhood coffee shop for a bucket or two […]
Uses of coffee grounds includes starting seedlings

Steep slopes in the garden? Not a problem!

Is it hard to landscape a sloped garden? Actually, slopes and steep gradients can be an excellent opportunity to create a unique garden. Here are 5 tips to make the job easier.
How to landscape a sloped garden

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.
jardinage durable

Feeding birds in winter

Feeding birds in winter is an excellent initiative to help them through this difficult season.
Blue tit in feeder tray

Gardening trends and new fads

More comfort in the garden and more greenery around town: our new desires are inspiring manufacturers. They’re rolling up their sleeves for urban gardeners, preparing novel items that are lighter and more convenient than any gardening equipment ever before… Let’s discover a few of these products that scratch that itch so perfectly!
Herb gardens, new equipment, new garden ideas

An eco-friendly hive in the garden

Why not set up a couple hives? Some hive designs recreate the natural nooks bees make their homes in. They will provide you with a little organic honey and will increase pollination for your fruits and vegetables.
Straw wicker hive on stones

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 leaves about to fall in the garden

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

Swing set, perfect for the garden

Choosing the right swing set is important when you have children, especially if you want the swingset to last a long time. They can come either in wood or in metal
Wooden swingset with 5 activities.

Slate mulch for ravishing flower beds

Slate mulch will make for most striking contrasts together with your plants. This dark gray stone evokes the harsh weather of Brittany or the immediately
Slate mulch, perfect for acid-loving plants and shrubs

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!
A raised planter is a great solution for an easy garden.

The poetic charm of a dressed pergola

Summer sends its scorching heat out but one spot in the garden offers a cool atmosphere which is perfect for the heat-struck visitor: the canopy pergola covered in plants. An unmistakable feeling of peace calls out from a plant-covered pergola, often set at the entrance of both house and garden. The charm of a pergola […]
Wooden pergola with blooming wisteria

Cuttings and propagation, 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
Home-grown mint, rose, hydrangea and basil cuttings in either glass with water or soil mix, on a wooden table.

Watering – we’re all involved

Watering is an essential part of gardening – but how should we go about it? 40% of American rivers and 25% of Western and Central Europe’s rivers are extremely polluted.
Watering, a critical garden task

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.

Affordable garden ideas that are cheap but look great

Deck, hedge, plants, lawn, garden furniture… Setting up a garden often runs up quite a bill, especially when moving in. Turn into a landscaping pro with these few ideas that’ll help landscape a garden for cheap.
A lawn chair with comfortable pillows in an affordable garden setting.

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.

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.
Lily flowers in a natural pond created in a garden.

Set up a natural pond

Care for something cool – and refreshing! – in your garden? Set up a natural and eco-friendly pond in your garden, that will welcome lush plants and a host of little animals.
Pond with plants and rocks

Keeping mahonia berries

Just discovered Mahonia berries were edible? Extend the joy and learn all the best ways to keep and preserve
Mahonia berries pitted and prepared for dehydrating

How to save bees

Now that governments are starting to ban insecticides that are the most dangerous to our honey-making friends, a reminder of the situation and the best practices to implement on how to save bees.
A bee hovers near a lavender flower.
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