The planting of a tree or shrub is the most important step in its entire life and proceeding well is easy for it to grow nicely. In this 2 minute video, you’ll discover the key points to watch out for: location and exposure, planting depth, precautions and mistakes to avoid, and smart tips to give […]
After choosing your bare-root tree and its spot in the garden, make the most of November. Gardeners know that the Saint Catherine Feast day (on Nov 25th) is best to succeed your planting. (Editor’s note: it’s possible to plant in spring for specimens purchased in pots or containers.)
Savoring the garden without spending hours mowing or weeding it is the unfulfilled Quest of all gardeners. Though we dream about it all the time, reality must be acknowledged: the perfect zero-maintenance garden doesn’t exist.
After drab winter months, what a joy to see first flowers appear! Fresh bursts of color appear in flower beds, hedges and on taller trees. Here are the first flowers to appear in spring, signaling that finally, the weather has taken a turn for the better.
Just like humans, vegetables also have friends and foes. Some families stimulate or protect each other. Other families tire each other out and make each other vulnerable. Companion planting is the art of pairing them well!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold. Perfect for planting on a balcony!
The planting of the rose tree is one of the most important steps. If well planted, rose trees are sure to settle in, and growth and bloom will be facilitated. Roses can be purchased in containers, often the pot in which it has most recently been transplanted, or with bare roots.
Perennial flowers are a source of endless joy: not only is planting them and discovering their first bloom enjoyable, but seeing them bloom year after year without any effort is a joy that anticipation makes even more pleasurable! This video shows how to plant them for each perennial flower to get a great head start […]
Spring is a busy season for planting and sowing, busy as in “buzzy” since bees and insects have joined the show in the vegetable patch! You need to clean, sow, repot, transplant, and more if you want to harvest