Tis the Season

Posted on December 15th, 2017

The Holiday season is upon us.. And now that we have decked the halls, it is time for us to think about that special gift for that special someone in our lives. If you are reading this today, you are most likely an avid plant lover like myself. So why not give the gift of […]

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO HER CUPBOARD

Posted on December 13th, 2017

…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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Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 11th, 2017

1. Ceramic Succulents, beautiful for your wall or tabletop 2. Willow and Moss birdhouse 3.Sloggers Funky Chicken Boots 4. Handmade facial soap, in earthy and floral scents 5. Modern farmhouse wire basket, a great catchall 6. Felted ladybug birdhouse, sweet decorative piece indoor, or perfect for your feathered friends 1. Boost Blooms with a Bee […]

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SALT, SUN, SNOW, WIND, ANIMALS

Posted on December 6th, 2017

WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON? (How to protect our plants in winter) The Winter Warlock is coming soon.  With him he brings salt, sun, wind, snow and animals.  This does not sound too bad, does it?!  Hmmm.  Let’s think about this.  Salt, delicious in our food.  Sun, great for supplying us with Vitamin […]

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Deck the Halls!

Posted on November 30th, 2017

It’s Christmas time!!, there’s nothing more exciting to me than decorating my home for the Christmas season. Decorating should be fun, so put some holiday music and let your imagination go. Some of you will decorate with more of a classic style, and others will think outside the box just a bit more, like Trevor […]

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Turkish Firs

Posted on November 29th, 2017

Turkish Fir is quickly becoming our most popular Choose & Cut Christmas trees at Van Wilgen’s.  Growing Christmas trees is a labor of love.  There is a lot of work that goes into making sure our fields are full of premium Van Wilgen Grown trees.  We all know Fraser Fir, The most popular Christmas tree […]

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It’s time to talk trees

Posted on November 20th, 2017

It’s the time of year to start talking about Christmas Trees.  Although given our chilly weather we are having it’s easy to get into the spirit.  Lets give it a try!  Here is a guide to help you select the perfect tree for this Christmas from Van Wilgen’s.   Fraser Fir -Needles are short dark green with […]

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WILT-PRUF…NOT JUST FOR LIVE PLANTS

Posted on November 20th, 2017

(KEEP HOLIDAY GREENS FRESH ALL SEASON LONG)   Tis the season for decorated Christmas trees, perfectly placed mantel pieces, fragrant evergreen roping, and welcoming swags and wreaths on our front doors.  Unfortunately, tis’ also the season for drying winter winds and scalding, reflective sun.  We protect ourselves with puffy jackets, woolly socks, fleecy gloves, and cozy hats […]

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Christmas Picture Time

Posted on November 15th, 2017

It’s that time of year at the garden center when we peek through the holiday greens on the patio and spot families trudging through our tree fields. Decked out in their Sunday best, bags of pre-wrapped gifts in hand. In search of the perfect spot to take the annual family photo. Christmas card photos are […]

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Live Christmas Tree Planting

Posted on November 15th, 2017

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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