Archive for May, 2017

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Posted on May 11th, 2017

(WARM WEATHER & SUNSHINE ARE ON THEIR WAY) “Is it really spring?”  This is the question most of us have been asking ourselves and others.  “Yes, it is spring, folks!”  I know the cool temperatures and the cloudy skies have been putting a gray cloak over spring this year but don’t despair.  Let’s look on […]

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Proven Winners

Posted on May 11th, 2017

      All of us at Van Wilgen’s and Proven Winners know one thing for sure, a better garden starts with a better plant. Healthy plants with strong root systems are the hallmark of a PW plant,  and we know strong roots = strong plants. This week we will be showcasing Proven Winners plants in […]

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PATIO VEGGIES

Posted on May 11th, 2017

As urban gardening continues to trend, container gardens are popping up everywhere! Container gardens are perfect small-space solutions. Not only do they provide added appeal to your space, they also give you delicious food right at your fingertips. If you have limited space, or simply just want to add another element to your existing crop, grow these […]

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Support a Great Cause and Celebrate Mom

Posted on May 10th, 2017

We have a flock of over achieving flamingos that landed at Van Wilgen’s this week.  In celebration of  Mother’s Day, we would like to let everyone know that we have a huge batch of Flamingos available for sale.    We will still have our Pink Weeks in June 12th-18th but since this flock landed early, why not […]

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The Patience to Grow

Posted on May 8th, 2017

Last week I harvested the first round of asparagus from our garden.  There is nothing better than food fresh from the garden but asparagus must be one of the best tasting fresh veggies.  Perhaps it’s because of the Zen like patience it takes to wait for your plants to get established enough to start producing “harvestable” amounts. […]

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Petunia Queen of Hearts

Posted on May 8th, 2017

We have the perfect little plant for Mothers’s Day. Spread the love with our ‘Queen of Hearts’! Take a close look and you’ll see there are five striking red hearts on each bloom. Blooming from early spring until late autumn, this spectacular petunia will perform its heart out in pots, baskets and mixed containers. We […]

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3 Great Annuals to Attract Hummingbirds

Posted on May 8th, 2017

Forget the thermometer, you know when the warm weather’s coming when you see the return of the hummingbirds!  They’ve been spotted already in Connecticut gardens! Hummingbirds are incredibly smart, little birds.  To attract these little birds, here are a few ideas and a few suggestions. These birds are capable of navigating great distances and are clever enough to return […]

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Crazy Crustaceans

Posted on May 5th, 2017

You know the sun hasn’t come out in a while when you start finding Crawfish walking around the bulk yard!  This little guy, who we’ve nicknamed “Carl the Crayfish” was encountered by Dan and Jason last Thursday.  This mini lobster look alike had all curious, so with a little internet research we’ve found out that […]

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Warm Weather Vegetables & Cold Don’t Mix!

Posted on May 5th, 2017

May has finally arrived, and many of us are very eager to get our gardens started. While I would love to tell you to plant away, I need to ask you to be patient. Did you know that during the month of May the night time temperatures are only in the 50’s a third of […]

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Tick Control

Posted on May 4th, 2017

“AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE” (TICK CONTROL IS NO JOKE) Ticks are no joke.  Ticks are one arachnid that no one should mess around with.  The diseases that they carry and transfer to humans and pets are serious.  There is even a new disease caused by ticks known as Powassan.  […]

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