Can I Still Seed?

Posted on October 19th, 2017

(GRASS SEED & THE FALL) Question:  Can I still seed? Answer:  Absolutely, 100%, most indubitably, with no doubt, yes!!!!!! Question:  It is getting a little chilly out.  Are you sure? Answer:  Absolutely, 100%, most indubitably, with no doubt, yes!!!!  That is a good question though.  It does feel a bit chillier out.  I have been […]

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Voles! The Battle Continues

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Voles may appear to be smaller and cuter versions of mice but don’t let their outward good looks fool you.  For those of you who are not very fond of winter, I am going to give you one more reason to put winter on your “naughty” list…Voles!  Voles love warmer winters and continue to breed, […]

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Top 5 Ornamental Grasses

Posted on October 12th, 2017

Lets face facts- there are wayyyyyyy too many great ornamental grasses to hope to limit yourself to one type. Panicum, bluestems, miscathus, pennisetum- the list goes on and on. But after you’ve gone crazy and put sixteen of every type in your yard, how the heck do you tell them apart? Its actually easier than […]

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Fall is all around us

Posted on October 9th, 2017

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 is to slowly inch their […]

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Help Pollinators survive the Winter

Posted on October 5th, 2017

October has arrived and with it comes fall flavors. 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 flow, where many major […]

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How long will my mums last?

Posted on September 29th, 2017

Everyone knows chrysanthemums as the classic autumn annual, but people often wonder just how long they will last, and when all those buds are going to open. The answers to these questions depend heavily on temperature and the intensity and duration of sun exposure, but we can narrow down a window where you should have […]

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Fall’s Funky Pumpkins

Posted on September 27th, 2017

What is the number one must have for fall decorating?  It’s the pumpkin of course!  Everyone loves the jack-o’-lantern.  Spooky, silly or just plain cute, the carved Halloween pumpkin is a staple for the front porch in October. But why stop there?  Colorful gourds, squash and pumpkins make excellent accents for Thanksgiving decorating too!  After […]

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Looking sharp in our greenhouse!

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Over the last few years cactus has become the most wanted and asked for plant here at Van Wilgen’s. Almost everywhere you look you can find cacti, whether it’s here in the greenhouse or in any magazine, and even on clothing. It really doesn’t get any easier than cactus. It truely is the perfect plant […]

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Lawn Love

Posted on September 21st, 2017

Your lawn loves you.  Do you love it back?  Your lawn lets you walk on it, play ball on it, picnic on it, and just take plain old advantage of it.  What do you do for your lawn? Do you show it any love.  There are so many ways to care for your lawn but […]

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Our Top Fall Flowers & Fruit

Posted on September 21st, 2017

It’s always a good day for the team when we can take a minute to talk about some of our favorite plants. Fall is a fantastic time to plant, and an event better time to admire the landscape. We put pen to paper and came up with a bakers dozen of our favorite Autumn Flowers […]

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