Archive for October, 2019

Paper Whites 101

Posted on October 28th, 2019

Growing Paper Whites is fun, festive and super easy! An elegant addition to the Thanksgiving table, a charming companion to Poinsettias for the holidays or just a bright spot of sunshine to liven up those long gray winter days! Narcissus tazetta is a fragrant flowering bulb related to Daffodils that does not require several weeks […]

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Citrus & Fig Tree Winter Care

Posted on October 18th, 2019

As the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to do to overwinter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer, most will need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. However, something we often get questions about is overwintering citrus and fig trees, […]

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How long will my mums last?

Posted on October 17th, 2019

Everyone knows chrysanthemums as the classic autumn annual, but people often wonder just how long they will last, and when all those buds are going to open. The answers to these questions depend heavily on temperature and the intensity and duration of sun exposure. However, we can narrow down a window where you can expect […]

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Fall Watering

Posted on October 14th, 2019

Well we all made it through another rainy spring and summer. Mother Nature was a huge help in keeping all of our plants wet with minimal hand watering.  With summer now winding down things are now showing signs of drying out. As we get into the fall planting season make sure that all your plants are properly watered […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 7th, 2019

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?” Thankfully, the answer is “no”. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer, and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. This is most apparent […]

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