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 create a colorful garden

How to add color to your garden? Combine plants, garden furniture and mark out selected portions of the garden for specific functions, learn the art of creating a garden full of colors!
Colorful garden with plants and ornaments

Peat, what is it really?

Peat is fossil organic matter, formed from plant debris. It is the major constituent of soils saturated in water like peat bogs.
Peat

10 drought-resistant plants

Bone-dry soil? Worry not! There’s other options for you than that crisp-brown lawn for a garden. Shrubs, perennials, climbing plants…
Plants that resist drought and can live with no water

Uses of coffee grounds, 10 great ways to recycle this aroma-rich matter

Coffee lovers, these lines were written for you! Instead of throwing your used coffee grounds away, use them in your garden, your plants will thank you for it! If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can still reap the benefits of using coffee grounds. Just ask the neighborhood coffee shop for a bucket or two […]
Uses of coffee grounds includes starting seedlings

Steep slopes in the garden? Not a problem!

Is it hard to landscape a sloped garden? Actually, slopes and steep gradients can be an excellent opportunity to create a unique garden. Here are 5 tips to make the job easier.
How to landscape a sloped garden

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.
jardinage durable

Gardening trends and new fads

More comfort in the garden and more greenery around town: our new desires are inspiring manufacturers. They’re rolling up their sleeves for urban gardeners, preparing novel items that are lighter and more convenient than any gardening equipment ever before… Let’s discover a few of these products that scratch that itch so perfectly!
Herb gardens, new equipment, new garden ideas

An eco-friendly hive in the garden

Why not set up a couple hives? Some hive designs recreate the natural nooks bees make their homes in. They will provide you with a little organic honey and will increase pollination for your fruits and vegetables.
Straw wicker hive on stones

Slate mulch for ravishing flower beds

Slate mulch will make for most striking contrasts together with your plants. This dark gray stone evokes the harsh weather of Brittany or the immediately
Slate mulch, perfect for acid-loving plants and shrubs

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.

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.

Create a natural pond

It’s different from a basic fish pond, because a natural pond will tend to attract more insects, dragonflies and birds… Three square yards or meters are all you need to create a little oasis of biodiversity. Both useful and ornamental, the natural pond will bring you many advantages.
Lily flowers in a natural pond created in a garden.

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

Keeping mahonia berries

Just discovered Mahonia berries were edible? Extend the joy and learn all the best ways to keep and preserve
Mahonia berries pitted and prepared for dehydrating

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)

What is compost exactly? 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
Pile of compost with sign and wheelbarrow

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.

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 these tips will lead to healthy organic soil.
Healthy soil attracts all sorts of beneficial animals like this robin.
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