Pumpkins!

Pumpkins!

Chilliwack 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...
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...
Early Spring Planting

Early Spring Planting

Minter Country Garden Old Man Winter is quickly fading, which is good for us and our gardens! Check out this guide to planting early spring plants. We’ve been so fortunate to have a temperate winter this year (okay, with the exception of that spell in January!), so...
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...