Special reports - page 2

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 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.
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Christmas and New year, 3 easy floral arrangement ideas

Preparing a beautiful table when receiving guests for such a feast is quite a challenging exercise. Follow recommendations of the Flower Council of Holland/La Joie des fleurs to cast a spell on your guests. An ultra-flowered table for a Merry Christmas Preparing the Christmas spirit means ensuring a warm, emotion-rich atmosphere that sparks sharing. In […]
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Carve a pumpkin for Halloween!

October 31st is Halloween! Hey, what if you celebrated it with the famous Jack O’Lantern pumpkin? Whether you have children or not, this is always a fun activity!
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ORGANIC GARDENING, what is it?

Organic gardening means applying to gardening the principles of organic agriculture. The main difference with organic agriculture is
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Out for the holidays, how to deal with the watering

Before leaving to go on holiday, a few good tips can ensure that your garden plants will still be in great health when you get back. But in case of dry spell, watering must be both carefully planned and not excessive. Are you traveling away from the garden for a week or more? Start with […]
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Swing set, perfect for the garden

Choosing the right swing set is important when you have children, especially if you want the swing set to last a long time. They can come either in wood or in metal
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Feeding birds in winter

Feeding birds in winter is an excellent initiative to help them through this difficult season.
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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!
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Gardening trends and new fads

More comfort in the garden and more greenery around town: our desires are inspiring manufacturers. They’re rolling up their sleeves for urban gardeners, preparing novel items that are lighter and more convenient than ever before… Let’s discover a few of these products that scratch that itch so perfectly!
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Using 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 are trending upwards. Using rainwater for all […]
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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 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 Modern […]
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A potted garden

On a deck, terrace or balcony, it is easy to set up a container garden in pots for every season, planting 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 […]
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Unavoidable compost!

Thanks to composting, vegetable peels and other organic matter aren’t worthless anymore.
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Organic gardening ABCs

Organic gardening means gardening together with nature instead of against it. Organic growing techniques endeavor to respect soil, plants… and the consumer, too. They rely on vegetable and fruit species that are well-suited to local growing conditions.
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Incredible edible, new urban vegetable patches

What if nature invaded cities in the “urban farm” mode? The collaborative Incredible Edible trend is pollinating across the plant… Incredible edible, a short story Free food to share, gardens open to all and only extending the arm to taste a strawberry, a pear, harvest a zucchini or a couple mint leaves, and many more […]
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Plants to winterize

Not all plants are hardy. Some are more delicate and are vulnerable to freezing. Adequate protection from the cold must therefore be provided.
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Recycle in the garden

To plant, sow, propagate, fertilize at the cheapest possible price, think “recycle”!
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Manual lawn mowers and robots, convenient for smaller surfaces

Manual lawn mowers and robots, here is an overview of what is best for smaller lawn and garden sizes. One is environmentally sustainable and quiet, the other does all the work in your stead: both of these options are worth looking at for their advantages. Here is a presentation of lawn mowers for smaller surfaces… […]
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Provide small animals with shelter

Birds, insects, hedgehogs… These small animals are very useful to help manage gardens in a natural manner. It makes a lot of sense to provide them with housing before winter sets in.
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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 right way forward.
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Resin garden furniture, a trendy option

A garden furniture set is now a very convenient and ornamental addition to patios, terraces and gardens. Thanks to the garden set, this space truly becomes
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A small green patch

Mini garden, courtyard or balcony: if astutely set up, your little patch under the sky can become a space where life is great.
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Plums, a sweet delicacy

The plum symbolizes the sun’s comeback after winter and colors abound in the plate… raw, cooked, in jam or dessert, the prune has assets that make our taste buds tingle!
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Pozzolana, designer mulch

Pozzolana is a mineral mulch extracted from volcanic rock. It is both very long lasting and extremely ornamental. Its red brown color is also
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In fall and spring, succeed in planting

If planting is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the garden, it is also one of the most crucial phases in the life of a plant, tree or shrub. We owe it to them to perform it well!
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An eco-friendly hive in the garden

If your garden is surrounded by hedges that are tall enough, you can set up a couple hives. They will provide you with organic honey and will increase the pollination of your fruits and vegetables.
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Organic tips for great soil health

Knowing your soil type, delicately working the ground, associating plants and protecting them without using fertilizer or pesticides, all this will lead to a healthy organic garden.
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Watering – we’re all involved

40% of American rivers and 25% of Western and Central Europe’s rivers are extremely polluted. For the past two decades, raw water bodies are being degraded at alarming rates. It is now crucial to preserve this resource, and using it as responsibly as is possible is one way of doing this.
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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 […]
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Stinging nettle, a feisty damsel

A prickly invader… but also one of the best medicinal plants of all! The nettle, as useful in the kitchen as it is in the garden, is worthy of our highest esteem.
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Care for your tools!

After the last tasks of fall and before putting them away, it is important to thoroughly clean your tools
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Slate mulch, it highlights flower beds

Slate mulch will make for most striking contrasts together with your plants. Either evoking the harsh weather of Brittany or the immediately charming Japanese garden, it is increasingly used for its ornamental properties and its flat, surface-covering capabilities.
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Ashes, fertilizer and slug repellent!

Ashes can be extremely useful in your garden and for your plants since it becomes exceptional fertilizer. Be it from the chimney in winter when logs heat your home, in fall after having burned
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Preparing oleander cuttings

Preparing oleander cuttings is very easy to do, and you’ll be able to propagate your oleander in a simple and cheap manner.
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Setting up a plant wall

Elegant, insulating, pollution-cleansing plant walls have inched across our vertical surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. Care to set one up yourself? You’ve got a range of options.
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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
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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
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Shale, an ornamental mulch

Shale is a very decorative mineral mulch that lasts a very long time, and which boasts excellent aesthetic and covering properties.
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Mulch, flax mulch

Flax mulch is a by-product of cultivating flax, and it turns out to be an excellent mulch for all plants. It is the perfect soil cover for flower beds, around trees, in garden boxes and in the vegetable patch.
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