Special Soils for Special Plants

Posted on November 11th, 2019

The seasons have officially changed. With that it’s time to start thinking about some new homes for all those house plants that have made their home outside for the summer. As you bring each plant in it’s a good time to clean up your plant babies, check their roots and repot if necessary. Depending on […]

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Custom Wreath & Bow

Posted on November 10th, 2019

In our Custom Wreath Room we’re making more than just Christmas wreaths! We’re creating custom pieces, from tree toppers and mantle pieces, to garlands and tablescapes, all to help make your Christmas decorations just a little more special. With our handpicked ribbon and pick selections, we have everything you need to make this Christmas uniquely yours. […]

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Voles! The Battle Continues

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

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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KEEP YOUR EVERGREENS LOOKING FRESH

Posted on November 3rd, 2019

I know, I know, we just passed Halloween, but believe it or not it will soon be the season for decorated Christmas trees, perfectly placed mantel pieces, fragrant evergreen roping, and welcoming swags and wreaths on our front doors. Unfortunately,  we’ll also be looking at drying winter winds and scalding, reflective sun.  We protect ourselves with […]

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Paper Whites 101

Posted on October 28th, 2019

Growing Paper Whites is fun, festive and super easy! An elegant addition to the Thanksgiving table, a charming companion to Poinsettias for the holidays or just a bright spot of sunshine to liven up those long gray winter days! Narcissus tazetta is a fragrant flowering bulb related to Daffodils that does not require several weeks […]

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Citrus & Fig Tree Winter Care

Posted on October 18th, 2019

As the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to do to overwinter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer, most will need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. However, something we often get questions about is overwintering citrus and fig trees, […]

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How long will my mums last?

Posted on October 17th, 2019

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. However, we can narrow down a window where you can expect […]

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Fall Watering

Posted on October 14th, 2019

Well we all made it through another rainy spring and summer. Mother Nature was a huge help in keeping all of our plants wet with minimal hand watering.  With summer now winding down things are now showing signs of drying out. As we get into the fall planting season make sure that all your plants are properly watered […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 7th, 2019

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” 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 apparent […]

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Fruit Bearing Fall Interest

Posted on September 30th, 2019

  Lots of people love fall for the bright colored leaves of their trees and shrubs. But did you know you can also add fall color to your landscape with fruit-bearing plants? These trees and shrubs add a burst of color, feed the birds and add visual interest through the fall (and into the winter). What’s not […]

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