Archive for the "Annuals" Category

Van Wisdom: Colorful Spring Container Tips

Posted on March 28th, 2022

One of the best ways to dress up your outside porches and patios is adding a fun and decorative Spring containers. Imagine How soothing it would be to walk outside with your morning coffee to be greeted by these beautiful additions to your home? Get started by finding the perfect planter – choose a fun […]

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Summer Flowering Bulbs Are In!

Posted on March 22nd, 2022

While cold-weather seeds such as peas, broccoli, some lettuces as well as onion and garlic can be planted now, hang tight on planting most bulbs. The soil will need to warm up a little more, ideally above 50 degrees. Dahlias, native to South America and Mexico need warmer climates too, but now is a great […]

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We’re Springing Out of Winter!

Posted on March 15th, 2022

As winter’s grip becomes weaker, the first signs of Spring are the audible ones– American Robins and Red-winged Blackbirds starting to announce their presence after their long winter silence.  March is the transition from Winter to Spring and with warmer days ahead plants and flowers, just like our Van Wilgen’s customers, are starting to venture […]

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Mum Buddies 101

Posted on October 10th, 2021

As our days get shorter and the nights get cooler, it’s time to start thinking about fall colors and decorating for the season! One of our staple fall plants here at the garden center is traditional fall mums. They’re available in a wide range of colors, which means you can create a beautiful fall container […]

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Mums 101

Posted on September 5th, 2021

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. However, we can narrow down a window where you can expect […]

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Container Planting 101

Posted on June 20th, 2021

With summer here, it means more time spent outside, with lots of cookouts and family gatherings on decks and patios. To create a welcoming space that everyone will enjoy, dress up your outdoor areas with beautiful custom containers for a colorful focal point. Putting together a unique container might sound overwhelming, but we’re here to […]

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Pollinator 101

Posted on June 6th, 2021

June is National Pollinator month, and it’s the perfect time to give bees, butterflies, and birds a little recognition. Pollinators are such an important part of getting our gardens to grow. Did you know, Honeybees alone are directly responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat? They help fertilize flowers, carrying pollen from one […]

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Annual Care 101

Posted on May 23rd, 2021

Everyone is a gardener when it comes to annuals! Annual plants only stick around with us for one year but with a little TLC, they can have one heck of a year!  Annuals are rewarding, fun, and allow you to be as creative as you like.  Anyone can plant annuals even with minimal gardening experience. […]

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Raised Bed Recipe 101

Posted on May 9th, 2021

Thinking about making a raised bed for this season? Well, we’ve got the perfect recipe. A bucket of this, a bag of that, and voila, you have the perfect base to grow the most beautiful veggies. Getting the right recipe for the soil in your raised bed is as delicious as making the perfect stock […]

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Pansy 101

Posted on April 4th, 2021

At Van Wilgen’s we have a saying: pansies are tiny but tough.  You might think that pansies need to be kept inside during this time of year with cold nights and warmer days, but that would actually be the worst thing for them. To keep these cheerful springtime annuals happy, you’ll want to keep them […]

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