Planting

Planting is a short word, but behind it is the key to our survival. Since the dawn of Man, it has been essential to plant for both food and wonder at nature’s beauty.

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.
Shrub blooming calendar

Winter planting

As long as it doesn’t freeze, it’s possible to work on flowering the garden or the balcony even in winter. Perennial and spring bulbs are on the planting checklist here!
Winter flower for planting, hellebore

Best way to plant a tree or shrub, a 2-min video

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 […]

Plant trees!

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.)
planting trees

Garden without any garden chores: make it a reality!

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.
Garden tools used to make a gate

First flowers to bloom in spring

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.
Barn with blue and yellow spring flowers

How to plant a tree or shrub

Planting a tree, shrub, or rose bush is an important for the plant you have just purchased. After growing in a container in a nursery or garden store, your plant
How to plant a tree or shrub

Plant fruit trees!

Cherries, apples, pears… What a joy it is to harvest the fruits from your own garden! Fall is the perfect season for planting fruit trees.
Apple tree with an apple, great fruit tree for planting

Spring sowing and planting

There it is! Spring! Rather than cramming to fit everything in a single month, stage your sowing and planting wisely to maximize your harvests and avoid spring burn-out.
Row of onion and strawberry plants

Companion planting in the vegetable patch

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!
Raised beds with companion planting

Plant small exotic fruits!

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!
Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

How to plant heath plants

Heath plants love acidic, cool and well-drained soil. Planting is an important phase in the life of a plant.
Close-up of a healthy heath plant well planted.

Rose tree – when and how to plant roses

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.
Rose tree planting in the ground and in pots

Planting perennial flowers and tending to them

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 […]

Grow climbing plants in your garden

Climbing plants are the way to go to decorate gardens that aren’t that big. They easily replace a wider hedge, and don’t require much care.
Ivy latching on to bare rock

Spring sowing and planting in the vegetable patch

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
Rows of lettuce and radish sowed and planted in a spring vegetables patch.
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