Archive for October, 2022

Got Pumpkins?

Posted on October 31st, 2022

Got pumpkins? Here are some ideas on what to do with pumpkins after Halloween. Halloween, harvest festivals, and general autumnal celebrations lead to an abundance of everyone’s fall favorite: pumpkins. While you partake in pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o-lantern carvings, why not share some with the animals? Unpainted pumpkins: Squirrels, foxes, raccoons, and many other […]

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Amaryllis & Paperwhite Bulb Guide

Posted on October 26th, 2022

Blooming Calendar and Planting Guide Quick Tips Plant: October – April Flowering period: December – June Flowering time: 7-10 weeks More flowers on larger bulbs Store unplanted bulbs 40-50°F Planting Amaryllis Bulbs If you can’t put the bulb in a pot right away, store it in a cool, dry, dark place until you can. Amaryllis bulbs may […]

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What’s Going on With My Evergreens?

Posted on October 20th, 2022

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, why are my Evergreens turning yellow? Is there something wrong? 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 […]

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Overwintering Advice

Posted on October 10th, 2022

Houseplants, Tropicals, Citrus, and Figs As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees. The proper way to handle the transition […]

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Fall Gardening for Pollinators

Posted on October 3rd, 2022

October has arrived and with it comes the flavors and colors of fall. Pumpkin spice pops up practically wherever you go. And there’s nothing like a freshly picked apple or glass of apple cider. Pollinators know it‘s fall too and they could use some help from your garden. This time of year is known as nectar […]

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