Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

pumpkin 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...
What to Watch for After a Cool, Wet Spring

What to Watch for After a Cool, Wet Spring

Minter Country Garden 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...
We Love Those Spuds!

We Love Those Spuds!

Blog “Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…”* Any way you like them, potatoes are fantastic, and they 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....
Pruning: Selecting The Right Tools for the Job

Pruning: Selecting The Right Tools for the Job

Minter Country Garden-blog Like a good spring house cleaning, a thorough pruning can make your garden look clean and fresh at this time of year. Like a good spring house cleaning, a thorough pruning can make your garden look clean and fresh at this time of year....
Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

Overwintering Outdoor Tropicals

plants We’ve loved the exotic look of our tropical plants on our patios all summer, but we are moving closer to the cool nights of autumn so… now what? How and when we overwinter these more delicate plants depends on their individual nature and the most tender plants...