Archive for the "Annuals" Category

Decorating for the Autumn Season

Posted on September 21st, 2018

As our days get shorter and the nights get cooler it is time to start thinking about all the great fall colors of which our autumn season is all about. There is no better show of color for autumn than the traditional fall mums. Mums come in array of different colors making them a great […]

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MUM BUDDIES

Posted on September 7th, 2018

September, the month we all generally associate with fall approaching. Here at the garden center we are also gearing up for fall. Our pumpkins have arrived, the mums have come up from growing, so let the fall decorating begin. Don’t you absolutely love the colors of fall? Nothing screams fall more than mums and pumpkins. […]

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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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SPRING IN BLOOM

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Spring is in bloom in our greenhouse! All you have to do is walk through the greenhouse doors and the aroma of spring hits you. Just stop, take a big breath in, it’s good for the soul. The greenhouse is full of so many spring time favorites right now. The colorful pansies are probably the […]

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How long will my mums last?

Posted on September 29th, 2017

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, but we can narrow down a window where you should have […]

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FALL CONTAINERS

Posted on September 14th, 2017

The nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and for us at Van Wilgen’s that means mums, fall foliage, corn stalks, and of course, pumpkins everywhere! Unfortunately for our summer container gardens, it also means it’s time for a change. Here are a few tips to add a touch of fall to your […]

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Grow for the glory

Posted on June 30th, 2017

July is here, with that comes fun times with all our family and friends. Some of my best memories are of all the family barbecues which generally started on the fourth of July weekend. I love to decorate and create elaborate displays for these special times. It’s my way of creating an inviting setting to […]

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ANNUAL CARE

Posted on June 22nd, 2017

Everyone is a gardener when it comes to annuals! Annuals plants only stick around with us for one year but oh my, what a year we can have if we take good care of them!  Annuals are rewarding, fun, and you can be as creative as you like.  Annuals are so easy that everyone can […]

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Petunias

Posted on June 16th, 2017

Every day at work I get asked, where are your wave petunias. As I take you all over, I ask the question. Why wave petunias? Most of you know only of wave petunias as the ones that cascade and you don’t have to dead head. Back in 1995 or so wave petunias took the united […]

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Pretty in Pink

Posted on June 8th, 2017

Everything’s pretty in pink! Our flock of flamingo’s will grow as pink week gets into full swing this week, June 12th thru the 18th. By now many of you know how important this week is to us here at Van Wilgen’s. Over the past few years with the help of all of you we have […]

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