Special reports

The world of gardening is as vast as the imagination of each of us gardeners can make it. There’s more than meets the eye in every flower or buzzing animal we hear whizzing by. These reports highlight some of the most intricate of nature’s surprises, share the passion of gardeners across the planet, and teach how to blend our humanity with the essence of nature… in our own garden!

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

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
Topdressing, such as on this lawn, also applies to large pots and garden boxes.

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.

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.

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.

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!
Mulch

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.
A bee hovers near a lavender flower.

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.
Honeysuckles help spread delicious smells for a fragrant garden.

Climate-proof plants

Choosing plants based on the climate in your area will make for easy gardening and will help reduce treatments and watering.
A thatch-roofed house with plants selected to thrive in that climate.