Archive for April, 2020

Add Color With Creeping Phlox

Posted on April 27th, 2020

Creeping phlox is a great rock garden plant and a great ground cover. It’s a native plant that is deer-resistant and required part to full sun. At Van Wilgen’s, we carry four colors: white, purple, pink and blue. What I love about this plant is how easy it is to grow. Just use a topsoil […]

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Add privacy with screening trees

Posted on April 20th, 2020

Plant screening trees for privacy and beauty If you’re looking around your yard this season and have decided it’s time to for a little more privacy, right now is the perfect time to plant some screening trees. There are a few different options, the most common of which is the Emerald Green arborvitae. These trees […]

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Caring for lilacs

Posted on April 20th, 2020

Lilacs are a feast for the senses in the spring garden! Everyone loves the beautiful, fragrant lilac and the wonderful way it brings spring to life in your garden. They have so much nostalgia – everyone remembers going to their grandparent’s house where grandma had a lilac. The most important thing when it comes to […]

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VW 2020 Spring Catalog

Posted on April 14th, 2020

What’s in stock right now? Check out our NEW catalog for a sample of what you can expect to find at the garden center! See something you like? Give us a call to order, or visit the store to see for yourself. (Please note, this is just a small sample of our inventory. If you’re […]

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Planting Herbs & Veggies

Posted on April 13th, 2020

Spring is here! There’s no better time to get outside and get your hands in the dirt! April is the ideal time to plant some cool weather vegetables and herbs. Go time is when you can work the ground and the daytime temperature is approximately 40 degrees during the day. Early spring cold hearty vegetables: […]

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Step By Step Grass Seeding

Posted on April 13th, 2020

The season for seeding is upon us! If you’re ready to get to overseeding or spot seeding your lawn, the first thing you need to do is your yard clean up. Use your heavy duty rake and really go to town raking up the sticks, old weeds and dead grass.  Your next step will be […]

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Pansies: Tiny But Tough

Posted on April 6th, 2020

At Van Wilgen’s we have a saying: pansies are tiny but tough. You might think that pansies need to be kept inside during this time of year with cold nights and warmer days, but that would actually be the worst thing for them. Pansies are happiest between 45 and 65 degrees, but they can tolerate […]

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Nature’s Yellow Flag

Posted on April 6th, 2020

You’ve probably seen it: Nature’s Yellow Flag. When the yellow Forsythia bush blooms you’ve been given the best indicator that it’s time to get out and get working in the yard. The soil temperature is now warm enough that things are actively starting to grow. The blooming of the yellow forsythia can vary town to […]

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