Special reports - page 4

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.

Infusing lavender oil, a simple way to make scented lavender oil

Infusing lavender oil is quite simple and doesn’t require any heavy equipment. All that’s needed is a carrier oil and the flowers from any type of lavender. Read also: Making lavender oil Lavender, an easy plant to grow Lavandin, the most productive lavender 3 steps to infuse lavender oil Lavender flowers, when steeped in another […]
Infusing lavender oil

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 […]
Watering during the holidays: here, a hose on the wall

How to water in summer

Adapt your garden to summer climate conditions with eco-friendly watering solutions and practices to give your plants the upper hand on drought.
Watering plants in summer, here a hydrangea and fuchsia

Care for your tools!

After the last tasks of fall and before putting them away, it is important to thoroughly clean your tools
Maintaining secateurs, garden knives and other gardening tools

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.

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

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 leaves about to fall in the garden

Make soil mix from household items

Turn many items throughout the house into perfectly good soil mix! Especially useful to get started on gardening without needing to go out.
Soil mix can be made from household items

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.
A bee hovers near a lavender flower.

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

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

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

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

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

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
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