Archive for September, 2017

Looking sharp in our greenhouse!

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Over the last few years, the cactus has become the most wanted and most 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 truly is the […]

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Summer Vacation is Over

Posted on September 24th, 2017

Your houseplants enjoyed a wonderful, long Summer vacation out on your deck, patio, front step, etc. They got to enjoy bright sunlight, warm temperatures, and many admirers. Sorry houseplants, but it is time to make your way inside. The days are becoming shorter and temperatures are getting colder. Most of your summer vacationing plants cannot […]

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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 baker’s 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 baker’s 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 ‘Standing […]

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Grasses: to cut back or not to cut back?

Posted on September 20th, 2017

As we get into late fall, many gardeners instinctively begin to clean up their gardens. Perennials get cut back, weeds get pulled or sprayed, and roses get mulched in. For these classic garden staples, fall care is often quick, fun, and devoid of thought. Grasses, however, do not share the same instinctive nature. Many customers […]

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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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Lawns Love Fall

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Lawns love fall. They feel so much better once the summer heat has passed but they still need your help. With a little TLC from you, fall will become your lawn’s favorite time of the year. Spring will become your favorite season because the fall work you do to your lawn now will pay off […]

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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 […]

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