What’s Going on With My Evergreens?
One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, why are my Evergreens turning yellow? Is there something wrong? 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 […]Read More
Houseplants, Tropicals, Citrus, and Figs 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 […]Read More
Fall Gardening for Pollinators
October has arrived and with it comes the flavors and colors of fall. 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 […]Read More
Plant Bulbs For Your Spring Garden Now!
It’s bulb planting seasonRead More
Your Own Citrus Grove!
These are perfect Citrus trees – especially in terms of ease of care and large fruit set, Meyer Lemons are the number one citrus grown worldwide! It’s easy to grow your own! If you live where winter temps dip below 20°F, simply plant it in a container! You’ll bring the trees indoors, and put them […]Read More
Ready. Set. Grow!
Summer is all about being outdoors!Read More
Van Wisdom: How Much and How Often to Water
Questions about watering? The biggest thing is knowing when and how much to water your plants. We’ve compiled some tips to help you know when and how to water during those hot summer months. SIGNS YOU NEED TO WATER: Wilting: One of the very simple to spot and most obvious ways to tell your plant […]Read More
Which Rose do I plant?
Types of roses Picking a rose plant is a matter of personal preference. Do you want fragrance, a climber, lots of blooms, a certain bloom size, or a compact plant? Here are the types of roses and their basic differences so you choose the type that fits your gardening plan: Climbers: Vigorous, sprawling rose plants that […]Read More
Stop and smell the roses
Ways to extend your enjoyment Roses carry an air of elegance and romance. You might catch a whiff of an incredible fragrance or just a touch of luxury. Try one of these many ideas to extend your enjoyment inside the house! Drying Petals Collect petals from unsprayed plants. Avoid wilted or browned petals. Air […]Read More