Minter Country Garden Blog

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...

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 is certainly far from normal! The many days of cool, wet weather that we have had are bound to cause a few...

Hanging Basket Care

Hanging Basket Care

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means—hanging baskets! Keep yours looking their best throughout the season with these expert tips.

Early Spring Planting

Early Spring Planting

As soon as we get a nice, sunny day many folks are eager to jump into spring gardening. While we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves (temperatures are still cool for some activities, we may well get a hard frost yet etc.), there are several things that you can get growing now. Read on for tips on how to get early plants off to a great start!

We Love Those Spuds!

We Love Those Spuds!

Potatoes are classified as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Last season, Brian contacted Bill Zylman to put together some helpful tips for potato gardeners.

Valentine’s Flowers (& Plants!) to Make People Happy

Valentine’s Flowers (& Plants!) to Make People Happy

There’s been an enormous change in public perception of Valentine’s Day in recent years. It’s become less about romantic relationships and more about showing appreciation of friends, family, and loved ones. It is also less about spending a lot of money, and more about being thoughtful of what might make someone happy!

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!