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.

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 living plant frame with a few plants growing in it.

Make soil mix from household items

Turn many items throughout the house into perfectly good soil mix! Especially useful to get started on gardening when under coronavirus lockdown.
Soil mix can be made from household items

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.

Mulch guidelines, mineral mulch

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

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.
Tan-colored shale mulch

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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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.

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.

After the holidays, back to the garden!

Getting back home after the summer holidays makes September a special month. Adults get back to work and children prepare their supplies for school. But in the garden, there’s quite a lot to do, too!
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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

Topdressing, what is it?

Topdressing means spreading a fresh layer of rich soil mix directly atop the ground. This gives plants the organic matter
Topdressing, such as on this lawn, also applies to large pots and garden boxes.

Mahonia benefits for house, health & more

Mahonia is a rather quiet, slow-growing shrub that bursts to life in winter with amazing yellow blooms. Not only is it beautiful, but it also shares many benefits!
A robin bird in a mahonia tree, an example of the many mahonia benefits

Propagating a mimosa tree from bark

This method of 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.

Harvesting Mahonia berries – easy, abundant for tasty toasts & desserts!

Mahonia berries are an unexpected addition to the many fruits and berries you can grow in your garden! This oft-planted ornamental shrub hides a surprise treat for the fall: its delicious, tart berries! Learn all about how and when to harvest them. Key Mahonia harvest facts Harvest season – late fall Northern Hemisphere – September, […]
Mahonia berry harvest

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.

Garden with your kids

Nice weather usually means eating more delicious fruits and vegetables. Why not seize the chance to grow your own together with your children?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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