True Winter Vegetables

True Winter Vegetables

Chilliwack In the Lower Mainland and the Valley, fast crops, like lettuce, some brassicas, peas, beans, radishes, Swiss chard, and beets, can easily go in now, especially from started crops or transplants, for harvesting from September through next March and beyond....
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...
My Favourite Ornamentals For Fall Foliage Colour

My Favourite Ornamentals For Fall Foliage Colour

cold weather plants Sourwood Tree I can’t make up my mind if I like a sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) better in August or in October. In August, its cascades of white flowers are a nice treat. Then in late summer, its foliage turns to red, lasting well into...
Houseplants for Office Spaces

Houseplants for Office Spaces

  Houseplants for Office Spaces By Minter Country Garden   Back-to-work and back-to-school schedules will soon be upon us and, with them, we will inevitably be spending more time indoors. We do not, however, need to be in the great wide open to surround...