Minter Country Garden Blog

What to Watch for After a Cool, Wet Spring

What to Watch for After a Cool, Wet Spring

Normally, when we edge our way from spring to summer, the weather gets a little warmer, a little drier, and out come the shorts and T-shirts. Well, this year was a little off normal! The many days of cool, wet weather that we have had are bound to cause a few problems...

Planting Bare Root Plants

Planting Bare Root Plants

All our fruit trees and many shade and flowering trees/shrubs are field lifted and sold to us as bare root plants. All our roses arrive bare root, as do many small fruits, like raspberries and strawberries. Handled properly, the survival rate is excellent. We...

Asparagus!

Asparagus!

After a year of ups and downs with the weather, and after several years of economic fluctuations, folks are keen to expand their edible gardens and to get a jump on the growing season ahead to try and maximize what they can harvest in a year. While it’s tempting to...

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...