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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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 from town […]

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