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.

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

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

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

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.)
planting trees

What is compost? Uses and purpose

What is compost? Fashion blip or true eco-friendly solution for your plants and garden? Compost is without a doubt the answer to the trending quest for organic produce
What is compost

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

How to winterize your plants

So you splurged and treated yourself to a eucalyptus tree, an oleander, a mimosa tree, a lemon tree or an olive tree? Here is how to protect these plants over the cold season.
Winterizing plants

Garden without any garden chores: make it a reality!

Savoring the garden without spending hours mowing or weeding it is the unfulfilled Quest of all gardeners. Though we dream about it all the time, reality must be acknowledged: the perfect zero-maintenance garden doesn’t exist.
Garden tools used to make a gate

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

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

Wrought iron, impressive ornaments for gardens

Wrought iron garden decors multiply the impact of any landscaping since this noble material can be worked to fit any style and expectation. Furniture set, pergola, low edge fence, bench, hanging swingset, gate, ornament…
Wrought iron in the garden

Broadfork, a toothy soil turner that harms neither bug… nor back!

A standout tool in permaculture, the broadfork is an eco-friendly tool, also known as a grelinette, bio-fork, aerator fork, or aerator. It allows for deep soil loosening without disrupting soil balance… and without straining your back! This tool, equipped with two handles and 3 to 9 tines, was invented in 1963 by Mr. Grelin, a […]
Broadfork, grelinette

Oft-flooded garden? Plant these water lovers!

Perpetually wet soil is, initially, not very suitable for gardening. However, many plants enjoy growing in cool, even wet soil, to the point that they still cope when it’s temporarily flooded.
What to plant in often flooded gardens

Urine for fertilizer, go from pissing poor to liquid gold!

Learn to value urine, rightfully called yellow gold, on the scale of a family vegetable garden… in complementarity with brown gold (no, not that one – we mean compost) and blue gold (water). The idea of fertilizing the garden with the family’s urine
Urine, excellent garden fertilizer

A beehive in your garden

Bees are endangered, in part because of the massive use of pesticides. One thing you can do to protect them is to
Beekeeper hive garden

Garden shredder buying guide: zero-bias guidelines

Shredding plant waste is possible THE ultimate way to compress all that volume. Way less endless trips to the dump! You might even cut that back to zero – chipped waste proves quite handy in the garden, whether fresh or composted! Here are our non-biased tips on choosing the right garden shredder.
Choosing the right garden shredder

Different plants need different mulch

There is a mind-numbing amount of mulches on the market, and it’s never simple to find out which one is best for where you live and the plants you want to mulch.
Mulch like straw is a favorite for many plants

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.
How to save bees

Mulch guidelines, mineral mulch

Not only is it very ornamental, mineral mulch is 100% natural. This trendy product is also an amazing answer to the problems of
Mineral mulch
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