Minter Country Garden Blog
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,...
Pruning Fruit Trees
Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your blades… it’s pruning time! With a little reading, a careful assessment of your trees and the right tools, you really can do it on your own! As a rule of thumb, you can place fruit trees into three different pruning categories: the...
Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2022!
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...
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
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
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
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 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
Dormant season is indeed ‘pruning season’ but summer pruning, sometimes called ‘pinching’, can help improve a tree’s overall health and vigour.
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...