Archive for March, 2022
Van Wisdom: Colorful Spring Container Tips
One of the best ways to dress up your outside porches and patios is adding a fun and decorative Spring containers. Imagine How soothing it would be to walk outside with your morning coffee to be greeted by these beautiful additions to your home? Get started by finding the perfect planter – choose a fun […]Read More
Time For Some Lawn TLC!
Although we still should expect some cold starts before Easter, people are itching to get outside and are turning to their winter-ravaged lawn and asking: When should I seed my lawn? The soil temperature needs to be about 50 degrees in order for grass seed to germinate. We recommend seeding in spring when the soil […]Read More
Van Wisdom: Fruit Trees & Fruit Bushes
Our selection includes many varieties of Apple trees as well as other popular fruit trees as well as bushes that include, but are not limited to Blueberry, Raspberry and Blackberry. Van Wilgen’s, along with other Garden Centers, was recently featured in the March issue of Connecticut Magazine to add our VanWisdom on the best fruit […]Read More
Summer Flowering Bulbs Are In!
While cold-weather seeds such as peas, broccoli, some lettuces as well as onion and garlic can be planted now, hang tight on planting most bulbs. The soil will need to warm up a little more, ideally above 50 degrees. Dahlias, native to South America and Mexico need warmer climates too, but now is a great […]Read More
We’re Springing Out of Winter!
As winter’s grip becomes weaker, the first signs of Spring are the audible ones– American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds starting to announce their presence after their long winter silence. March is the transition from Winter to Spring and with warmer days ahead plants and flowers, just like our Van Wilgen’s customers, are starting to venture […]Read More
VanWisdom: Prepare Your Garden For Spring
With the cold winter weather behind us and the warmth of Spring quickly approaching, we understand everyone is eager to return to their gardens and begin planting. But not everyone might understand how to de-winterize their garden or where to begin with Spring prep work. We wanted to share some of our spring gardening tips […]Read More