Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate the sunny weather than by getting outside and doing a bit of gardening?

Avez-vous la main verte ? In French the expression is “green hand” while in English we talk about having a green thumb. Even if you don’t count gardening as one of your talents, there is no time better than the present to cultivate this skill or maybe just learn French vocab to jardine en français! Some research shows that plants react well when you talk to them; why not try to do it in French??

Printemps

Spring

Jardiner

To garden

Un jardin

A garden

Fleurs

Flowers

Arbuste

Bush

Arbre

Tree

Verger

Orchard

Graines

Seeds

Terre

Soil

Floraison

Blooming

Fleurs fannées

Wilted flowers

Râteau

Rake

Arrosoir

Watering cane

Seau

Bucket

Brouette

Wheelbarrow

Pots

Flower pots

Tondeuse à gazon

Lawn mower

Plantoir

Trowel

Un sécateur

Pruning shears

Arracher des mauvaises herbes

To pull out bad weeds

Creuser

To dig

Arroser

To water

Cueillir

To pick

Élaguer

To prune

Herbes aromatiques

Aromatic herbs

Un bassin

A pond

Un potager

A vegetable garden

Cabane à oiseaux

Bird house feeder

Un banc

A bench

Une terrasse

A deck

Une chaise longue

A deck chair

Words that are similar in French and English:
Plantes/Plants
Gants de jardinage/Gardening Gloves
Un parc/A park
Une fontaine/A fountain
Planter/to plante

Interested in knowing more about gardens? Join our class: A virtual tour of France’s sublime gardens starting on May 14th.

What are your favorite flowers? Mine are tourneols! (Sunflowers)





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Clémence Bary-Boloré

Cultural Programs Manager / Office Manager

Clémence has a Master’s degree in Cultural Projects Management. She worked in Paris for several years for theater companies. She likes discovering new cultures, people and places, which is why she crossed the ocean to start a new experience in Boston. She is glad to be part of the French Library to promote French culture and language. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, kayaking and all forms of art!

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