What a gorgeous time of year. Thanksgiving is in two weeks so now’s a perfect time to decorate your home for fall. Replace fading summer heat loving plants and flowers in your annual pots with cool lovers like pansies, mums (we grow over 30 varieties in our greenhouses) and annual rudbeckia. Contrast with some height and texture with kale (also grown in our own greenhouses), tall grasses and millet. A lot of us are busy this time of year so we have pre-made porch pots ready to add instant colour to your home. Visit us in store and check out our giftware department, for the perfect fall and halloween décor exclusive to Country Garden Store. BRIAN SAYS:
– We have some really neat pumpkins, squash and gourds right now of all colours, textures and shapes.
– Gallon veggies are ready to plant and eat right now! Broccoli, Brussells Sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale and Lettuce.
– If you haven’t planted your garlic, do it now!
– Now is also the time to plant fall and spring flowering bulbs. Mix and match early and late bloomers for continuous colour from winter through spring. Look for our’Yellow Brick Road’ collection of narcissi. Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ is the earliest blooming daffodil. Also plant snowdrops, crocus and aconites for January and February blooms. See our latest bulb flyer in your mailbox or on our website for more ideas:http://mintergardens.com/pdf/Bulb_fall_2014.pdf
SOCCER MOMS AND DADS:
Saturday Morning Soccer Special! Bacon, Egg & Cheese breakfast sandwich with a small coffee is only $3.50. Muffin and a small coffee only $3.00. Available Saturdays only from 9:30-11:30am. Our Callicarpa Café is the closest coffee stop to Fairfield Island Park!http://mintergardens.com/cg_cafe.html
THIS WEEKEND: LANDSCAPE SPEED DATING
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:30am – 12:30pm by appointment only
Is the chemistry gone between you and your green space? Let Brian Minter spice up your garden’s glove life during ‘Landscape Speed Dating’! During these free, 15 minute, rapid-fire landscape sessions, Brian will review the photos* that you bring, discuss what you want your garden’s ‘personality’ to be Sessions must be booked in advance, so please call 604.792.6612 to register (only eight spaces are available!). *Please bring as many photos of your existing garden as you can and have questions ready!
See all our events on our events page:
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9am – 2pm
This is THE event of the season! Join us in celebrating this fantastic, healthy, and plentiful fruit! We’re planning a great day for everyone including: An apple care seminar with Brian, fresh fruit juicing by the ‘Mobile Juice Factory’, gourmet apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, fresh baked apple specials in our Callicarpa Cafe and plenty of Okanagan apples available for purchase. It’s going to be a great day, rain or shine! See our website for ALL the details! http://mintergardens.com/cg_events.html#applefest
URBAN SAFARI RESCUE/CINEMAZOO REPTILE VISITS
Saturday, October 25 & Sunday, October 26, 2014 2pm – 4pm
Cinemazoo/Urban Safari Rescue are bringing some of their fascinating creatures in for a visit! The past few years they have had mammals, reptiles and critters galore… come and see what they bring in to talk about this year! Be sure to bring your camera.
FAMILY FUN WEEKEND
Saturday, October 25, & Sunday, October 26, 11am-4pm
Take part in our Goodie Bag Scavenger Hunt, take photos in our Photo Op area and get some temporary tattoos with Almost Inked! It’s a great weekend for the whole family take part. Don’t forget Urban Safari Rescue/Cinemazoo Reptile visits from 2pm-4pm on both days.
Monday-Friday 8:30am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sundays & Holidays: 10:00am – 5:00pm
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY & MONDAY: 10am – 5pm
Plan your visit at http://mintergardens.com/cg_plan.html
**Our photo today is a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ at Minter Country Garden Store. Our own grown Kale and Mums are ready to be loaded onto carts and brought into our annual house for sale.**
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