Brian Minter

The red Lucifer is the most spectacular crocosmia.

Amazing combinations of crocosmia

Their warm summer colours of reds, oranges and yellows blend well with other cuts, creating great potential for amazing combinations.

The red Lucifer is the most spectacular crocosmia.
Growing plants under glass latest trend for the green-thumb set.

Gardening: Plants in glass are post-holidays rage

New trend puts plants under protection so anyone can grow

Growing plants under glass latest trend for the green-thumb set.
Vanilla Strawberry with its stunning white flowers that are almost immediately infused with red.

Hydrangeas about to steal the show

Hydrangeas, next to roses, are perhaps the most common deciduous flowering shrub in West Coast gardens.

Vanilla Strawberry with its stunning white flowers that are almost immediately infused with red.
Beans are good for you.

Gardening: What you didn’t know about beans

And you didn't know they were so good for you, did you?

Beans are good for you.
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Good gardners plant peas early

In the language of flowers, the pea is a symbol of respect.

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Blueberries grow easily on the West Coast. Lots of types to try.

Blueberries a wonderful addition

And it's too easy to grow your own for the health of it

Blueberries grow easily on the West Coast. Lots of types to try.
Germination time will vary with the type of seed

For success with seeds, timing is everything

Freezer is a good place to keep them until it's growing time

Germination time will vary with the type of seed

A natural, healthful moderator of moods

University study says there is something to flower power

Apples

Pruning fruit trees can be a lot of fun

Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack

Apples
As if the severe wind on our more tender broadleaved plants

Protecting plants from winter damage

A gardening column by Brian Minter who operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack

As if the severe wind on our more tender broadleaved plants
The colour range used to include only pink

Bang on blooming Christmas cactus

Unlike traditional cacti, Zygocactus love humidity

The colour range used to include only pink
The Christmas custom of decorating homes with holly probably dates back to Roman times

Have a holly, jolly Christmas, this year

Holly is still the most popular of the evergreens we use to decorate our gardens and homes.

The Christmas custom of decorating homes with holly probably dates back to Roman times
Anemone blanda comes in many colours

Minor bulbs are right under our noses

Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack

Anemone blanda comes in many colours
Some of the most overlooked plants are the ornamental kales and cabbages that are used so much around the world

Kale and cabbage add fresh new life

Some of the most overlooked plants are the ornamental kales and cabbages that are used so much around the world, but not so much here.

Some of the most overlooked plants are the ornamental kales and cabbages that are used so much around the world
White spiraeas offer all sorts of opportunities with red tulips.

Combinations to conceal bulb leaves

Each spring, a great many gardeners are upset with withering daffodil and…

White spiraeas offer all sorts of opportunities with red tulips.
Snowdrops and crocuses are growing in popularity because they are old fashioned favourites and easy to plant.

The smaller cousins of spring colour

The garden giants of spring colour are giving way to their smaller…

Snowdrops and crocuses are growing in popularity because they are old fashioned favourites and easy to plant.
The hibiscus is the national flower of South Korea. There is one planted in Memorial Peace Park noting the Korean War.

Hardy hibiscus good way to dress up

Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack

The hibiscus is the national flower of South Korea. There is one planted in Memorial Peace Park noting the Korean War.
Growing’s not over, there’s fall & winter

Growing’s not over, there’s fall & winter

Brian Minter owns and operates Minter Gardens just outside of Chilliwack

Growing’s not over, there’s fall & winter
Canna lilies not only thrive in the heat of summer

Resurgence for beautiful canna lilies

A gardening column by Brian Minter

Canna lilies not only thrive in the heat of summer
It’s time to plant heather now

Stunning summer-blooming heathers

Garden column by Brian Minter

It’s time to plant heather now