last night i had the remarkable opportunity to meet with brian minter. for those who may not know him, he is a gardner extraordinaire and owner of minter gardens in rosedale and a shop and garden centre in chilliwack. among his many other activities he is a radio personalty on cbc, chancellor of the university of the fraser valley…and much more. see his bio here.
brian provides 30 minutes (i think mine was closer to 45) of his valuable time to anyone interested in garden planning. his insights and recommendations were all that i was looking for, he explained what would suit my yard, listened to my plans and long term expectations and gently nudged me along. though the outcome will not likely be as literal as the rough drawing he made, it was an inspiring meeting and will definitely guide me. brian also offered follow up and an invite to call if i had questions, something i would be hesitant to do knowing all that he does in the community. i think i’m ready for the next step, getting the yard prepared for the work ahead.
- Brian Minter on the Sunday Morning News (hortophile.wordpress.com)