Archive for November, 2017

Deck the Halls!

Posted on November 30th, 2017

It’s Christmas time!!, there’s nothing more exciting to me than decorating my home for the Christmas season. Decorating should be fun, so put on some holiday music and let your imagination go. Some of you will decorate with more of a classic style, and others will think outside the box just a bit more, like […]

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Turkish Firs

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Turkish Fir is quickly becoming our most popular Choose & Cut Christmas trees at Van Wilgen’s.  Growing Christmas trees is a labor of love.  There is a lot of work that goes into making sure our fields are full of premium Van Wilgen Grown trees.  We all know Fraser Fir, The most popular Christmas tree […]

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Ouch! Winter Sun & Wind Burn

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

How to protect your trees & shrubs in winter The Boxwoods, Rhododendrons, Hollies, Azaleas, and Arborvitaes were all hanging out around the birdbath that sits between the properties of two neighbors, the Protectors & the Forgetters.    They often get together to chat about insects, diseases, and deer that have been bothering them.  This time […]

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It’s time to talk trees

Posted on November 20th, 2017

It’s the time of year to start talking about Christmas Trees.  Although given the chilly weather we are having it’s easy to get into the spirit.  Let’s give it a try!  Here is a guide to help you select the perfect tree for this Christmas from Van Wilgen’s.   Fraser Fir -Needles are short dark […]

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Christmas Picture Time

Posted on November 15th, 2017

It’s that time of year at the garden center when we peek through the holiday greens on the patio and spot families trudging through our tree fields. Decked out in their Sunday best, bags of pre-wrapped gifts in hand. In search of the perfect spot to take the annual family photo. Christmas card photos are […]

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Live Christmas Tree Planting

Posted on November 15th, 2017

The holidays are upon us, and nothing brings that festive spirit out more than getting your Christmas tree. For many families, this means gathering up the family and traveling to cut a tree down. But for others, this means going to a nursery to pick out a live tree. While it may seem intimidating at […]

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Holiday Decorating!

Posted on November 14th, 2017

It is beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas here at Van Wilgen’s.  Let us help you be festive. We have everything you need from ornaments to Christmas trees. Is your door a bit blah? Choose from our many different styles of swags and wreaths. Is your railing, lamp post, or fence feeling […]

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Breathe Easy

Posted on November 8th, 2017

Breathe easy, by bringing the fresh air indoors with houseplants. Did you know that houseplants can turn carbon dioxide into oxygen? According to NASA, they also remove airborne volatile organic chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. These chemicals are commonly found in things like detergent, paints, and tobacco smoke. Plants also have the ability to […]

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Don’t let the mouse run up the clock!

Posted on November 1st, 2017

(KEEPING RODENTS UNDER CONTROL FOR THE WINTER) Hickory Dickory Dock, don’t let those mice run up the clock or anywhere else in your house for that matter.  As it gets cold; mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and rodents get desperate.  They start running around like “three blind mice” foraging for food and looking for warm and cozy […]

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Plants for Winter Interest

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Have you ever thought about the beauty a plant can add to a snowy landscape? Here at Van Wilgen’s we have a variety of options if you are looking for a way to add color and interest to your winter landscape.  Our favorites all offer an unexpected plant feature for winter, bright berries, colorful or […]

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