Archive for May, 2017

Butterfly & Hummingbird Mix

Posted on May 31st, 2017

A Mix Butterflies and Hummingbirds will Love- all Summer Long! If you’re excited to see some butterflies at your home this year, I’m going to share one of my favorite (their favorite too) butterfly and hummingbird attracting container recipes. Ingredients: 1- 4″ Black n Blue Salvia, those hummers can’t get enough of it! 3- 4″ […]

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Butterflying 101

Posted on May 31st, 2017

June 11, Van Wilgens will host our Kids Klub Butterfly Release event!  Ironically, we had just as many adults attending last year’s, as we did kids!  Gardeners love the world of beauty of butterflies!  Here’s an example of how you can cultivate your own. Butterflies can be pretty delicate creatures but can also be very […]

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Rose Care

Posted on May 30th, 2017

We want you to have beautiful roses.  Roses that thrive make everyone happy.    Remember there is not just one method of caring for roses.  There are several.  What works best for one rose owner, may not work as well for another.  When it comes to roses, there are some basics and there are some […]

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Tropical Paradise

Posted on May 26th, 2017

I think we have all dreamed of being able to re-create that feeling we get when we are on vacation in the tropics. The large palms, beautiful flowering trees, and fragrant climbing vines have a few of us doing our best to transform our yards into our own personal oasis, that we can come home […]

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Companion Plants for Hydrangeas

Posted on May 25th, 2017

There’s no doubt that hydrangeas can hold their own in the garden. With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden. But, why not pair them with delicate foliage, bold flowers or subtle ornamental grasses for more variety? If you’re looking for ways to make your […]

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Knockout Summer Color

Posted on May 24th, 2017

Customers routinely ask me for something that blooms all summer long with low maintenance.  I usually push colorful annuals or long blooming perennials.  But what to suggest to folks who want to plant something and walk away?  I suggest my “go to plant” for full sun:  the Knockout series of roses!  Eyes go wide when […]

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Coreopsis ‘Lil Bang’

Posted on May 19th, 2017

It takes a lot to get our experienced group of plant nerds excited about a new plant. When you spend as much time living, breathing and handling plant material as us, you rarely get your socks knocked off. Last year, we planted Lil’ Bang Daybreak coreopsis, and man, did we fall in love. We planted […]

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Getting the Best out of Annuals

Posted on May 18th, 2017

PUSH YOUR ANNUALS TO THE MAXIMUM THEY CAN HANDLE IT! (Annual plant care in containers) Push your annuals to the maximum this year.  They can handle it.  I promise!  We get to enjoy annual flowers for such a short period of time so let’s get the most out of them.  Darlene in the greenhouse put […]

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Get the Best Blooms

Posted on May 18th, 2017

Large, beautiful hydrangeas are a great addition to any landscape. Their bold colors make them perfect for freshly cut or dried flowers. Getting off to the right start in the right location is the difference between a hydrangea bush that blooms for years and one that never does. Get the beautiful blooms you desire with […]

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Secrets for Tasty Tomatoes

Posted on May 18th, 2017

A good tomato is hard to forget. You know you’ve hit the jackpot in that first, juicy bite. Every tomato has the potential to be great and some extra attention now will pay off big time come harvest. Set the stage for a stellar performance by this year’s crops with these tips. How to Get […]

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