Archive for June, 2017

Can I Still Plant

Posted on June 16th, 2017

One of the many questions we usually start hearing this time of year is “Can I still plant in the summer?  We understand why people may be nervous but the answer is an overwhelming YES! There are a few things we should all keep in mind before we get started.   Choose the Right Plant […]

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Petunias

Posted on June 16th, 2017

Every day at work I get asked, where are your wave petunias. As I take you all over, I ask the question. Why wave petunias? Most of you know only of wave petunias as the ones that cascade and you don’t have to dead head. Back in 1995 or so wave petunias took the united […]

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Easy Herbs

Posted on June 16th, 2017

Guess what guys?!  Herbs are so easy!  If you have never gardened before and you would like to make the foray into the world of gardening…go for it with herbs.  Not only are they easy but they are fun, practical, delicious and pretty.  There is not a ton you need to know about herb care, […]

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Summer Care : Orchids

Posted on June 15th, 2017

Orchids have become a houseplant fan favorite, and rightfully so. The indoor plants add a touch of the exotic to any home and bloom for weeks at a time. Plus, orchids are typically easy to care for and relatively low-maintenance once they are established. Here are three ways to keep your orchid happy and healthy […]

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Notorious B.U.G

Posted on June 12th, 2017

Hey, we got some notorious bugs comin’ at ya this spring.  Keep your eyes open for these trouble makers.  Here is the line-up: THE 4-LINED PLANT BUG is tearing it up on Catmint, Montauk Daisies, Basil, Salvia, Hydrangeas and many more. Damage:   Usually you see the damage before you see this speedy artist.  Look […]

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4 WAYS GARDENING IMPROVES YOUR WELL-BEING

Posted on June 8th, 2017

Whether it’s practicing yoga, writing a journal, going on vacation or taking an art class, everyone should have their release – something you can turn to when you feel stressed or need to clear your mind. Well, for us, spending some time in the garden does the trick. The greenery, the sun and the fresh […]

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Too Much Water?

Posted on June 8th, 2017

It’s hard to believe that we are talking about too much water given a year ago all we talked about was how to water!  What a difference a year makes.  The symptoms plants show when too dry and too wet mimic each other closely.  Here are some tips to help you determine if your plants […]

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Pretty in Pink

Posted on June 8th, 2017

Everything’s pretty in pink! Our flock of flamingo’s will grow as pink week gets into full swing this week, June 12th thru the 18th. By now many of you know how important this week is to us here at Van Wilgen’s. Over the past few years with the help of all of you we have […]

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