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 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 Trevor […]

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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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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 our chilly weather we are having it’s easy to get into the spirit.  Lets 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 green with […]

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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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Breathe Easy

Posted on November 8th, 2017

Breathe easy, by bringing the fresh air indoors with house plants. Houseplants filter out harmful chemicals from the air, making it easy to breathe and so much more. Here are a few of my favorites: Peace lilies- Did you know that this is the perfect plant to put in your bathroom? It will keep mold […]

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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 textured foliage or […]

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Backyard Makeover Part III

Posted on November 1st, 2017

It’s been a busy season.  The summer has flown by and like many people I spent far less time in my garden than I would have liked.  Fortunately the fall weather has been fantastic for planting and I am still taking advantage of it! My second tree is finally in the ground and I think […]

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