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Is it too early to plant?

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Posted on March 14, 2017

This time of year, one of the most popular questions we receive at the garden this time of year is definitely; Is it too early to plant? The general rule […]

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Finding the Bright Side

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Posted on March 13, 2017

I don’t know about you guys but this is a smack in the weather-reality face. We have been experiencing such a mild winter and spring-like temperatures but then bitterly cold […]

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Dig In at Freshtival

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Posted on March 10, 2017

What is a Freshtival? Well, to us it’s a weekend full of fun, food, and planting. It’s how we celebrate our community and the arrival of Spring. Live music, great […]

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Green For Good Luck!

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St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to think about greening things up in the yard. If green is the color of good luck shouldn’t we be doing everything we […]

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Breathe Easy with Houseplants

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Posted on March 6, 2017

Did you know that Houseplants can turn carbon dioxide into oxygen? According to NASA, they also remove Airborne Volatile Organic Chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. These chemicals are commonly […]

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March Showers Bring April Flowers

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Posted on March 3, 2017

Is spring coming early this year? Am I jumping the gun by changing the words to an old rhyme?! It doesn’t quite feel like I am. We have had a […]

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Pansy Power

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You just can’t help but smile and believe spring is just around the corner when you walk into the garden center this week. The colors of all the pansies definitely […]

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Puzzling Pachysandra Problems

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Posted on March 2, 2017

Every year at Van Wilgen’s customers bring me to plant samples in little, plastic baggies. When I see those plastic baggies, I run and hide in the back room. I’m […]

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