Spring Checklist

Posted on February 17th, 2020

Spring is the busiest time in your garden, and it can be easy to miss some important tasks that you’ll kick yourself for later. But good news! This spring checklist is customized for you—gardening in the New England climate—and it’s what we follow to keep our own gardens in tip-top shape to enjoy for months to […]

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T’WAS STACEY’S LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Posted on December 22nd, 2019

T’WAS STACEY’S LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE,  SOME CREATURES WERE STIRRING (MAYBE A MOUSE?) THE FRUIT FLY TRAPS WERE SET BY THE FRUIT BOWL WITH CARE,  IN HOPES THAT THE FRUIT FLIES SOON WOULD’NT BE THERE. THE MOUSE BAIT WAS PLACED, JUST STRATEGICALLY SO,  TO ENSURE THE MICE NESTING ALL WOULD GO,  WE […]

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Top 5 Festive Houseplants

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re still on the prowl for plants to decorate with or give as gifts, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite festive houseplants just in time for this holiday season. •Stephanotis (Jasmine) – this is an outstanding plant any time of the season. It has beautiful white […]

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO HER CUPBOARD

Posted on December 13th, 2019

…and found a pantry pest “Fa la la la la…la la la la”, Mother Hubbard was happily singing a Christmas song as she went to her cupboard to pull out the secret ingredients for her famous Cranberry bread.  As she was mid-tune, with mouth wide open, something awful happened.  “Fa la la la… gasp, gulp, […]

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Giftcard Kits

Posted on December 9th, 2019

We know holiday gift shopping can be tiring. If time is tight, you might see gift cards as an attractive go-to option. But if you’re looking for something a little more meaningful, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a few pre-assembled gift card options for the gardener or plant lover in your life. Make shopping […]

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2019 Gift Ideas

Posted on December 9th, 2019

Each year we gather a few of our favorite things together in an effort to help you find your loved ones the perfect gift! This year our list includes: A unique custom basket for the person who loves to decorate for the holidays. A locally made, soy, wood-wick candle with pine needles to make any home smell […]

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Posted on December 2nd, 2019

Here at Van Wilgen’s we want to make your holiday as easy and 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 to your car for […]

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Winterberry: A Holiday Classic

Posted on December 2nd, 2019

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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Live tree planting and care

Posted on November 24th, 2019

The holidays are upon us, and nothing brings that festive spirit out more than getting your Christmas tree. For many families, this means gathering up the family and traveling to cut a tree down. But for others, this means going to a nursery to pick out a live tree. While it may seem intimidating at […]

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The Season is Upon Us

Posted on November 18th, 2019

The season is upon us.  The time for families to find the perfect Christmas tree.  If you’re like me, memories of what seemed like endless searching at multiple tree farms springs to mind.  And of course, once the search ended, then the real work would begin, as we would hike over hills of trees and made […]

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