Archive for June, 2018

Plants to Prune right now!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Fourth of July is often used as a marker for pruning some shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Knowing when to prune is an important step in keeping your plants healthy and thriving. Now is the perfect time to  prune the following : Evergreen trees and shrubs Rhododendron Azalea Weigela Viburnum Forsythia Lilacs Spiraea Andromeda Privet Mock […]

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Something’s a bit fishy this summer!

Posted on June 25th, 2018

(FISH & SEAWEED THAT IS) I hope things are a little bit fishy around your house this summer.  If not, you need to get your sea legs working and start using Fish & Seaweed fertilizer in your garden. Van Wilgen’s has our own Organic Fish & Seaweed and despite its slightly smelly disposition, it is […]

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Three Perennials to Attract Butterflies

Posted on June 14th, 2018

Butterflies are creatures of habit.  Once they emerge from their cocoons, they immediately look forblooms to supply them with nectar.  All butterflies prefer sunny open spaces, like meadows and prairies.  Likewise, some of the most popular butterfly plants are meadow and prairie natives. The most popular butterfly plant is Asclepias, the family of butterfly weeds […]

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Hot Summer Color

Posted on June 8th, 2018

With Father’s Day just around the corner, do you think it’s finally possible that mother nature will turn the heat up and let the sunshine? I think we are all ready for summer to arrive. I absolutely love being the annual greenhouse manager. Every day I come to work and get to enjoy all the […]

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Bloom Time!

Posted on June 7th, 2018

The perennial department at Van Wilgen’s lives at an interesting crossroads. We watch as the nursery yard fills up with evergreen interest, and the Greenhouse loads up on pansies, and we poke and prod our plants, waiting for the day that they too might be in bloom. Then the evergreen gives way to the spring […]

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