Autumn

Autumn, or fall, is when plants prepare to sleep over the winter. Discover the magic of the season in the following articles.

Tulip bulbs, how to choose them right

Choosing the right bulb for the tulip plant has been, for some, a quest dating back centuries. The aim? Getting that elusive colorful and abundant blooming! True tulip bulb key facts Botanical name – Tulipa Family – Liliaceae Type – flower bulb, true bulb Planting – September to October Soil – light, sandy, draining, rich […]
Crate with tulip bulbs

Work to do in the garden in fall

Harvesting, cleaning up, sowing, planting… A summary of all the work to get done in the garden in Fall before winter sets in.
Fall tasks like raking leaves can be fun!

Life goes on in the vegetable patch

Never a day’s rest for the gardener! Summer harvests are in, and now in Autumn plots are prepared for the planting and sowing of winter crops.
vegetable patch in fall with spinach growing in the foreground

Japanese maple, superb foliage

Colorful to the point of being flamboyant, Japanese maple is a very beautiful shrub thanks to the color and delicate shape of its leaves.
Japanese maple leaves, bright orange-red against a hazy ivory-colored bokeh.

Persian ironwood, strong wood and even stronger colors!

Persian ironwood is an impressive short tree: colorful as a bonfire in autumn, and very useful hard wood whenever it needs to be chopped down. Persian Ironwood facts Name – Parrotia persica Family – Hamamelidaceae Type – shrub Height – 20 to 25 feet (6 to 8 m) Exposure – full sun to shade Soil – rather acidic Foliage – deciduous Flowering – January to March Planting Persian ironwood […]
Parrotia persica, the persian ironwood tree

Caramel tree, delicious eye candy for the garden

Visitors often overlook the caramel tree because its blooming is discrete and fragrance-less. The tree’s silhouette isn’t particularly remarkable, but there is one thing that will make you remember it for ever: the smell of its leaves!
Yellow leaves of the caramel tree

The Chestnut, fruit that symbolizes fall

The chestnut is definitely a fruit that symbolizes fall. Available from mid-September onwards, there’s a six-week time frame during which ripe chestnut can be harvested.
Two chestnuts in their husk on a branch with leaves.

Blooming of shrubs one season at a time

To help you choose your shrubs depending on their blooming season, Nature-and-Garden recommends this selection of the most beautiful flowering shrubs for each season.
Shrubs that bloom all year round

Liquidambar, flamboyant in fall

Liquidambar is a magnificent tree, especially in fall, when it is draped in scintillating fiery colors like gold, fire red and amber.
Red liquidambar leaves

Harvesting and keeping 4 key fruit crops in Fall

September is a generous month, harvests are plentiful: apples, pears, walnuts, chestnuts… Sometimes, when we don’t know how to keep them, we don’t even try to harvest them and let them go to waste.
How to harvest and keep fall fruit such as walnut, chestnut, apple and pear

Fall garden checklist

Days grow shorter and frost spells are just around the corner… Here’s a checklist of what needs to be accomplished in fall before it starts getting cold.
Fall garden checklist

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 autumn garden, there’s quite a lot to do, too!
Allium flowers in a garden after the summer break

Remove moss from the lawn

When moss appears on a lawn or in the grass, it often can be traced to one or two simple causes that are easy to correct.
Lawn overrun by moss

Horse chestnut tree, are you up to a game of conkers?

The horse chestnut tree is a favorite of schoolyard autumn games: it produces the famed “conkers” which are an infinite source of childish enjoyment! Horse Chestnut tree facts Name – Aesculus hippocastanum Family – Spindaceae Type – tree Height – 50 to 150 feet (15 to 45 meters) Exposure – full sun Soil – rich and cool Foliage – deciduous Flowering – May Planting a horse chestnut tree The planting […]
Horse chestnut tree in a field
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