Archive for the "Annuals" Category

Mum Buddies 101

Posted on September 11th, 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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Red White & Blue Blooms

Posted on May 24th, 2020

Show your patriotic colors this year with a fun red, white and blue themed garden or planter. This color combination looks stunning in any sized yard, and with so many different plant options, you’re sure to have a unique space that pops! Below are just a few of our favorite plants in this popular color […]

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Combos, combos, combos!

Posted on May 4th, 2020

April showers bring May flowers … and April brought us lots of showers. May is the month of flowers in the greenhouse, and our greenhouse is bursting at the seams with more color this year than ever before! As Mother’s Day approaches (Sunday, May 10th) it’s time to think big — just how big depends […]

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Can this go out?

Posted on May 4th, 2020

We get this question a lot this time of year. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as simple as giving you a date—it’s driven by nighttime temperatures, so staying on top of the daily weather forecast is crucial. Since Mother Nature is unpredictable, we stick to the following rules of thumb, knowing that it’s all about being […]

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