Archive for November, 2018

Swag, Wrap & Rope

Posted on November 29th, 2018

Time to swag, rope and wrap. Turn your plain doorway, mantle, railing, or lamp post into a fragrant, holiday wonderland with fresh cut garland.Follow the formulas to determine just how much garland you need to beautify your home or business. *Doorway formula:  Measure height x 2 + door width = amount garland needed i.e. Standard doorway […]

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It’s Time for Christmas Trees

Posted on November 29th, 2018

It’s the time of year to start talking about Christmas Trees.  Although given our unseasonably mild weather we are having it may tough for some 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 […]

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Custom Wreath & Bow

Posted on November 26th, 2018

In our Custom Wreath Room we’re making more than just Christmas wreaths! We’re creating custom pieces, from tree toppers and mantle pieces, to garlands and tablescapes, all to help make your Christmas decorations just a little more special. With our handpicked ribbon and pick selections, we have everything you need to make this Christmas uniquely yours. […]

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Christmas Picture Time

Posted on November 20th, 2018

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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Caring for your Tree

Posted on November 20th, 2018

It’s that time of year again. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the holiday season, we somehow manage to find the time to continue the time honored tradition of selecting and decorating the perfect Christmas tree. But after we have found that perfect tree, what to do next? How do […]

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BIRD FEEDING BASICS & the best houses!

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Each year as the cooler temps roll in I stock up on a few things for our feathered friends. I know it may seem somewhat dull but I really do enjoy watching the birds visit each morning. Year after year it seems I appreciate the calm natural beauty they bring to my yard more and […]

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Live tree planting and care

Posted on November 15th, 2018

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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Why are my pines turning yellow?

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” The answer is, thankfully, no. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer, and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. While this is most […]

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Many Hands make Light Work

Posted on November 1st, 2018

We have so few fall days to get outside and enjoy the little bit of warmer weather we have left.  Grab the whole family and finish up the last of the fall chores together.  Working as a family will make all the work seem lighter.  Heck, have some fun while you do it.  And…of course, […]

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