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...
True Winter Vegetables

True Winter Vegetables

kohlrabi Winter Vegetables in BC 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...
Plant Some Privacy

Plant Some Privacy

plants In today’s stressful and more crowded living spaces, the need to create more privacy has become an important element of garden design. Without the blocking effect of dense hedging, vines and climbers can shelter back gardens and patios, making even the plainest...