Minter Country Garden Blog

Shade Trees

Shade Trees

If you haven’t been sitting under a shade tree during our extremely hot weather, it’s probably because you don’t have one!  As a matter of fact, if you take a good look around at newer homes, many on smaller lots, shade trees tend to be one of the rarest species of...

Some Like It Hot: Heat-Tolerant Plants

Some Like It Hot: Heat-Tolerant Plants

It's no secret that our weather is getting drier and our summers are getting hotter. By selecting plants for our garden that thrive in the heat, we're not only taking pressure off watering needs but ourselves too! Many of the following plants are attractive to...

Hanging Basket Care

Hanging Basket Care

Father’s Day and summer celebration season are right around the corner, and you know what that means? It’s time to sit on the deck and enjoy your hanging baskets of course! Keep yours looking their best throughout the season with these tips.

Herbs

Herbs

Stay active and prepare your landscape for spring with this winter garden ‘to-do’ list!

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is: "What can I grow in a spot that doesn't get much sun?" Our first question in reply, however, is: "When does the area receive direct light?" Locations that do not receive direct sunlight between about 11am-4pm...

Pruning Evergreens

Pruning Evergreens

One of our biggest mistakes in landscaping is allowing trees to grow until they become so large they are overpowering. Overgrown trees are difficult to prune back hard and yet still keep them looking attractive. It’s also difficult to prune back new landscape plants,...