Minter Country Garden Blog

Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning Fruit Trees

Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your blades… it’s pruning time! Due to Covid we will unfortunately not be able to host our regular pruning sessions with Doug, Dave, and Brian, but with a little reading, a careful assessment of your trees and the right tools, you really...

Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2020

Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2020

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 Pro’ to ‘They Kill Plastic Plants’, we have a...

Ingredients For Late Fall and Winter Containers

Ingredients For Late Fall and Winter Containers

As the weather turns cooler and wetter with shorter hours of daylight, wouldn’t it be wonderful to brighten up your patio with some great colour? Enhancing our patios with colourful containers is easier than you may think. You just need to be both creative and...

Feeding the Birds

Feeding the Birds

Birds appreciate a little assistance with food, shelter, and even water through the colder months, and it’s a treat to watch them flit about the garden on those cold grey days. Here are a few suggestions of what you can do to help them out! The dusting of snow now on...

Your October Garden Checklist

Your October Garden Checklist

October is an important month for many things in our gardens. Here are the top 10 projects to tackle: 1. It's the last chance to plant garlic for harvest next July. Raised beds, sandy soil and a sunny location are key. Russian garlic is quite successful in our area....

Creating Bulb Displays

Creating Bulb Displays

  Millions of Dutch-grown bulbs are flowing into BC right now, giving gardeners an opportunity to create some spectacular displays for next spring. The only problem is that many new gardeners are not quite sure just how to go about creating those eye-catching...

Reviving Your Lawn

Reviving Your Lawn

Our lawns haven’t had to endure as tough of a summer as they have in recent years, but some are starting to show the typical signs of summer struggle. Long dry spells and pesky weeds can take their toll, turning lush green spaces into patchy brown spaces, but fear...