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Houseplant Mixed Containers 101

Posted on February 25th, 2021

Most people will plant a single houseplant in a pot, but if you really want to up your houseplant game, you should consider combining multiple plants into a single container. Not only does this add depth and visual interest to your containers, but it’s also a really great option if you don’t have a lot […]

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Houseplant Potting 101

Posted on February 15th, 2021

With spring just around the corner, now’s the perfect time of year to consider giving your houseplants plants a little refresh. Give them a fresh start this season with some new soil and maybe even a larger container. So, gather up your plants, a bag of potting mix and let’s get messy! (Your plants will […]

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Houseplant Watering 101

Posted on January 28th, 2021

Water is one of the most essential things a plant needs, and yet it can be one of the most challenging parts of houseplant care. That’s why we’re taking a deep dive into everything you need to know about watering. Not All Plants Are Created Equal Before we get started on the nitty gritty of […]

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Houseplant Lighting 101

Posted on January 18th, 2021

Sunlight. It’s one of the most fundamental things that a houseplant needs to grow and thrive, but of course every plant is a little different. What works great for one plant may end up killing another. With each area of your home receiving different amounts of light throughout the day it can be challenging to […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on December 21st, 2020

The holiday countdown is on! If you’re on the prowl for easy grab and go gifts for your friends and family, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a few of our favorite last-minute gifts that are sure to be a hit with the gardeners in your life. Shopping has never been easier!   Poinsettia […]

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How to Care For Your Poinsettias

Posted on December 14th, 2020

No other plant quite marks the holiday season like the poinsettia. With lots of varieties, colors and sizes available there’s something for everyone. We’re a fan of these beauties because not only they great for decorating, but also make the perfect holiday gift! To ensure your poinsettia lasts throughout the season, be sure to follow […]

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Festive Houseplants

Posted on December 13th, 2020

The holiday season is upon us. And now that we’ve decked the halls, it’s time for us to think about that special gift for that special someone in our lives. If you’re on the hunt for something extra unique, why not give the gift a beautiful houseplant? With the weather turning cloudy and gray, there’s nothing […]

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Holiday Decorating Made Easy

Posted on December 6th, 2020

Here at Van Wilgen’s we want to make your holiday as easy and as stress free as possible. Unlike other tree farms and garden centers, we offer a range of services to make your holiday worry free so you can focus on enjoying the holiday!   Hands on Tree Service We’ll help you cut, bail, and tie your perfect tree […]

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Christmas Tree Varieties

Posted on December 3rd, 2020

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, what kind of Christmas tree is best for me? For many of us, putting up and decorating a Christmas tree is a staple part of the holiday season. Gathering with the family, pulling out boxes of handmade ornaments and finding the perfect branch to put each one on is […]

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Winterberry: A Holiday Classic

Posted on November 29th, 2020

One of our absolute favorite plants to decorate with during the holidays is the classic Winterberry variety Ilex verticillata commonly known as ‘Winter Red’. This native variety produces plump, bright red berries that look great either placed by themselves in a vase or paired with cut greens in any winter display. When the weather and landscape turns grey, Winterberry is a […]

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