Minter Country Garden Blog

Blueberries

Blueberry plants have now arrived and they are truly one of the easiest, and most rewarding, plants to grow in the home garden and they truly provide year-round enjoyment. They offer lovely green foliage and white blooms in spring, delicious healthy berries in summer,...

February Garden To-Do List

February Garden To-Do List

Groundhogs and lobsters aside, the forecast for the next few weeks calls for many cool, clear days (and we’ll take ‘em, thank you very much!), which gives us a fantastic opportunity to get into the garden and get a jump on spring! Here are the top activities to do...

Kids and the Winter Garden

Kids and the Winter Garden

Little ones tend to think there’s nothing fun to do in the yard this time of year, but there really is! Bundle up and grab a thermos of hot cocoa—it’s winter gardening time!

Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2023!

Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2023!

When it comes to gift giving they say it’s the thought that counts and it’s true! Should you be stuck for ideas, however, we are happy to offer you several. No matter what kind of gardener is on your list, from the ones practically fluent in Latin to those who are...

Hellebores

Hellebores

A big missing piece in modern gardens is the amazing perennial family of winter and spring blooming helleborus. Never in their long history has there been the breadth and depth of varieties, colours and flower forms to lift and brighten our gardens.  Beginning in...

Christmas Greens

Christmas Greens

Mmmmm!  Nothing smells as nice for the Christmas season as fresh  greens inside our homes.  There are all kinds of fresh greens you can enjoy from your garden (or pick up in-store!), but always look for two qualities: how long they will stand up under dry conditions...

Gardening Activities for Kids in The Fall

Gardening Activities for Kids in The Fall

Corn mazes, Jack ‘o Lantern carving, trick-or-treating… for kids, there’s a lot to love about October and there’s even more to love if you get into the garden! A simple pile of leaves can easily turn into hours of fun (especially if you count the re-raking time), but...

Ingredients For Late Fall and Winter Containers

Ingredients For Late Fall and Winter Containers

As the weather turns cooler and wetter with shorter hours of daylight, wouldn’t it be wonderful to brighten up your patio with some great colour? Enhancing our patios with colourful containers is easier than you may think. You just need to be both creative and...

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

The appreciation of ornamental grasses has ebbed and flowed a bit over the years, but as a low-maintenance, multi-season interest plant, they are hard to beat! It takes a while to understand the nature of each variety of grass and to see what it looks like during...