Minter Country Garden Blog

Winter Berries

Winter Berries

Do you need a pop of colour for fall and winter? How about some vibrant berries that not only look fabulous but also provide food for our over-wintering birds? To take full advantage of their beauty, they should be located in an area where they can be enjoyed at their...

Concealing Leaves for Bulbs

Concealing Leaves for Bulbs

Create a new dimension in colour schemes, all while concealing the foliage that too often can spoil the fresh look of your spring gardens.

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

Summer is drawing to an end and night temperatures will soon start dropping. Before your tender and tropical plants get chilled, learn how and when to protect them with these tips. Zones 9 & 10 Those plants rated zones 9 and 10, like red bananas (Ensete...

Late Summer Garden To Do List

Late Summer Garden To Do List

To keep your garden looking fresh and to keep it growing strongly into fall, follow our simple August to-do list!

Watering During Hot Spells

Watering During Hot Spells

Watering is an art, and when done well, will help plants thrive and at the same time will preserve this precious resource.

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

Dormant season is indeed ‘pruning season’ but summer pruning, sometimes called ‘pinching’, can help improve a tree’s overall health and vigour.

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

Pumpkins are often a child's first introduction to horticulture—and what an interesting and rewarding plant it is to learn from! A single seed will grow into a sprawling plant, filled with bright blooms visited by bees, and ultimately producing multiple plump fruits...

Dogwoods

Dogwoods

Dogwoods are now coming into bloom so take special note of the many varieties, and perhaps find a home for at least one of them in your landscape.

How to Grow Strawberries

How to Grow Strawberries

Late March and April are a great time to begin planting, so find a spot in your garden and enjoy some wonderful strawberry flavour this year, and for years to come!