Archive for September, 2017

How long will my mums last?

Posted on September 29th, 2017

Everyone knows chrysanthemums as the classic autumn annual, but people often wonder just how long they will last, and when all those buds are going to open. The answers to these questions depend heavily on temperature and the intensity and duration of sun exposure, but we can narrow down a window where you should have […]

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Fall’s Funky Pumpkins

Posted on September 27th, 2017

What is the number one must have for fall decorating?  It’s the pumpkin of course!  Everyone loves the jack-o’-lantern.  Spooky, silly or just plain cute, the carved Halloween pumpkin is a staple for the front porch in October. But why stop there?  Colorful gourds, squash and pumpkins make excellent accents for Thanksgiving decorating too!  After […]

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Looking sharp in our greenhouse!

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Over the last few years cactus has become the most wanted and asked for plant here at Van Wilgen’s. Almost everywhere you look you can find cacti, whether it’s here in the greenhouse or in any magazine, and even on clothing. It really doesn’t get any easier than cactus. It truely is the perfect plant […]

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Lawn Love

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Your lawn loves you.  Do you love it back?  Your lawn lets you walk on it, play ball on it, picnic on it, and just take plain old advantage of it.  What do you do for your lawn? Do you show it any love.  There are so many ways to care for your lawn but […]

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Our Top Fall Flowers & Fruit

Posted on September 21st, 2017

It’s always a good day for the team when we can take a minute to talk about some of our favorite plants. Fall is a fantastic time to plant, and an event better time to admire the landscape. We put pen to paper and came up with a bakers dozen of our favorite Autumn Flowers […]

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Our Top Plants for Foliage Color

Posted on September 21st, 2017

We love the contrasts and textures of fall foliage. From grasses to trees we have compiled a bakers dozen of our favorites to see in the autumn landscape. If you don’t see your favorite let us know, we are always interested in what you are planting!   Hydrangea ‘Little Quick Fire’ Blueberries Witch Hazel Itea […]

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FALL CONTAINERS

Posted on September 14th, 2017

The nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and for us at Van Wilgen’s that means mums, fall foliage, corn stalks, and of course, pumpkins everywhere! Unfortunately for our summer container gardens, it also means it’s time for a change. Here are a few tips to add a touch of fall to your […]

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HOUSEPLANTS FOR ANY HOME

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Autumn is a wonderful (some might say the best) time of the year for color. Trees and landscapes turn into amazing shades of reds, golds, and oranges. Everything in the yard makes us want to bring those same colors indoors. While a cutting arrangement full of autumn flowers is wonderful, they won’t last all season. That’s why […]

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Plantastic Houseplants

Posted on September 11th, 2017

It’s almost fall, we are all starting to feel the nip in the air. It’s time to start thinking about making room for life inside our homes. Plant life that is!  I love to try and fill our greenhouse this time of year with plants that will make your homes plantastic. Plants not only add greenery and […]

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TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

Posted on September 7th, 2017

(Fall Bulb Planting & Care) Tip toe through the Tulips, dilly-dally in the Daffodils, fraternize with the Fritillarias, take a hiatus in the hyacinths, snooze in the snowdrops, cruise through the crocus, be at peace in the Alliums…hmmm…I know I forgot one…oh, and idle in the Iris.  Doesn’t all of that sound so nice and […]

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