SUMMER TREATS

Posted on July 6th, 2018

SUMMER TREATS (Products that are good for your lawn and garden in the summer heat!) “It is sooo hot!”  This is what I have been hearing a lot of this summer.  Fellow employees are hot, customers are hot, dogs are hot, kids are hot, everyone is hot!  We are able to express our feelings and […]

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Plants to Prune right now!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

Fourth of July is often used a marker for pruning some shrubs, perennials and annuals. Knowing when to prune is an important step in keeping your plants healthy and thriving. Now is the perfect time to  prune the following :   Evergreen trees and shrubs Rhododendron Azalea Weigela Viburnum Forsythia Lilacs Spiraea Andromeda Privet Mockorange […]

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Something’s a bit fishy this summer!

Posted on June 25th, 2018

(FISH & SEAWEED THAT IS) I hope things are a little bit fishy around your house this summer.  If not, you need to get your sea legs working and start using Fish & Seaweed fertilizer in your garden. Van Wilgen’s has our own Organic Fish & Seaweed and despite its slightly smelly disposition, it is […]

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Creative Containers

Posted on June 18th, 2018

The fourth of July is just around the corner. To me that means family time, barbecues and charming pots for your patio to WOW your 4th of July guests. Don’t be overwhelmed, we are here to help you create a special look for your front entrance or patio. Pick the perfect container. Pick the right […]

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Hot Summer Color

Posted on June 8th, 2018

With Father’s Day just around the corner, do you think its finally possible that mother nature will turn the heat up and let the sun shine? I think we are all ready for summer to arrive. I absolutely love being the annual greenhouse manager. Everyday I come to work and get to enjoy all the […]

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Bloom Time!

Posted on June 7th, 2018

The perennial department at Van Wilgen’s lives at an interesting crossroads. We watch as the nursery yard fills up with evergreen interest, and the Greenhouse loads up on pansies, and we poke and prod our plants, waiting for the day that they too might be in bloom. Then the evergreen gives way to the spring […]

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Top 8 Perennials to plant right now!

Posted on May 31st, 2018

Every spring our gardeners tell us they want to expand their perennial gardens to offer new colors and plants to make it fresh. For those of us that work in the Perennial department it’s no different. We are always on the lookout for something different or even ‘new to us’. Here are a few Perennials […]

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Companion plants for hydrangeas

Posted on May 25th, 2018

There’s no doubt that hydrangeas can hold their own in the garden. With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden. But, why not pair them with delicate foliage, bold flowers or subtle ornamental grasses for more variety? If you’re looking for ways to make your […]

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Take good care of your veggies

Posted on May 25th, 2018

Planting and caring for a veggie garden can be quite a game.  It can be challenging, relaxing, frustrating, rewarding, educational, but most importantly…delicious!  Who or what is to blame for the problems we may encounter with our veggie gardens?   Let’s blame someone or something, shall we?  Let’s blame some of the key players in […]

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Create your own Tropical Oasis

Posted on May 21st, 2018

June is right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to turn your home into a tropical oasis of your very own. As the weather starts warming up there’s nothing like sitting in your own backyard surrounded by tropical plants making memories to last a life time with your family. I always seem […]

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