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

Wrought iron, impressive ornaments for gardens

Wrought iron multiplies the impact of any garden since it can be worked to fit any style and expectation. Garden set, pergola, low edge fence, bench, hanging swingset, gate, ornament… 
Wrought iron in the garden

5 keys for a beautiful winter garden

How should you care for your garden in winter? Snezana Gerbault, an agronomist and engineer, packed all her tips in book that was prized in several recent events.
beautiful winter garden

9 outdoor plants that resist cold winter weather

Brrr, winter is just along the corner, bringing along those cold temperatures and foul weather. Not all plants can cope when the outdoors gets colder than freezing. Luckily, there are quite a few cold-resistant plants for the garden.
Plants that resist freezing

Designing a sensory garden

A sensory garden has a simple goal: maximize the sensory experience of its visitors. Designing such a garden isn’t very difficult. You can follow various themes, set portions up into dedicated areas, or fuse all the experiences together as a whole.
Sensory garden design

Gardening tools, basic gardening equipment

Small hand gardening tools make a gardener’s work easier in flower beds and vegetable patches. They also help flower garden boxes and pot arrangements on terraces, balconies and decks.
Gardening tools

12 luminous white flowers for the garden

Be they simple or sophisticated, white flowers are great all-purpose plants in the garden. They pair well with all other colors and fit right into every garden style. You can add them to a colorful arrangement in a flower bed, or go the whole nine yards and make everything white.
White flowers

Predator wasp, a voracious feeder… of pests!

As soon as the word wasp is mentioned, we all shudder at the thought of that insect that somehow always finds ways to turn a nice family picnic into a frenzied gaggle of panicked people! But did you know there were a great many wasp varieties? One of which is particularly interesting: the predator wasp.
Hunting predator wasp with caterpillar prey

What if we gardened with the moon?

Gardening with the moon, sure! But how? Gardeners have always observed with fascination the impact of the moon on plants they were growing.
The moon in a blue sky influcencing hazy tree leaves in the foreground.

Indoor and outdoor succulents

Succulents are attractive for their ease of care, their great diversity and their waxy or velvet-covered leaves. They do great both indoors and outside!
Jade plant succulent growing indoors and outdoors

Use dowsing to set your garden up!

Should you plant here, or rather there? What if you relied on dowsing to find the perfect spot and hope for a bountiful garden? Why rely on dowsing? Dowsing is the study of the relationship between an environment and its inhabitants. When used to set up an ornamental garden or a vegetable patch, it helps […]
Stick that can be used for dowsing to find water in the garde

Ace your eco-friendly gardening practices

Mulching, composting, natural and organic products and produce… Are you hoping to learn more about environment-friendly gardening? Start right this winter or during the next dry spell!
Tools and old wheels set up on a wall

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

Plant trees!

After choosing your bare-root tree and its spot in the garden, make the most of November. Gardeners know that the Saint Catherine Feast day (on Nov 25th) is best to succeed your planting. (Editor’s note: it’s possible to plant in spring for specimens purchased in pots or containers.)
Tree with planting tools under it

How to build your own scarecrow

Fending off birds and other plant and vegetable feathered foes is a mission a scarecrow pulls off with glee. But frightening birds away doesn’t mean your scarecrow must look scary! Actually, what is attractive to us is repulsive to them!
Lady scarecrow as the result of following this how to make a scarecrow guide

Gardening the easy way

Raised 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.

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

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

Chipper shredder, know it all and choose well

Fall is usually the season when the purchasing of a chipper shredder comes to mind, with all the pruned shrubs and trees leading to mountains of branches. Since it is now often illegal to simply burn the branches in a huge bonfire as was done before, and we usually lack of space to let it […]
Chipper shredder for wood

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.

Ornamental mulch, cocoa hulls

Cocoa hull is an excellent mulch and an effective seasonal fertilizer. Catching the eye and offering incredible agronomic properties, it is the perfect mulch for any garden plant
Cocoa hulls used for mulching (also known as cacao husks)

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

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.

How to avoid cross pollination

While it’s difficult to keep microscopic pollen from flying around, there are a few things that will reduce cross-pollination. Quick read: what is cross-pollination? Promote cross-pollination instead of blocking it All our posts to understand cross-pollination Increase distance to other varieties Pollen may travel far, but in many cases having several hundred yards or meters […]
Avoid and block cross-pollination

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, mulching is very beneficial to your plants and your garden, all the while reducing that most cumbersome of garden tasks: weeding!
Mulch
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