Archive for the "Christmas" Category

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on December 21st, 2020

The holiday countdown is on! If you’re on the prowl for easy grab-and-go gifts for your friends and family, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a few of our favorite last-minute gifts that are sure to be a hit with the gardeners in your life. Shopping has never been easier!   Poinsettia A beautiful […]

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How to Care For Your Poinsettias

Posted on December 14th, 2020

No other plant quite marks the holiday season like the poinsettia. With lots of varieties, colors, and sizes available there’s something for everyone. We’re a fan of these beauties because not only great for decorating, but also make the perfect holiday gift! To ensure your poinsettia lasts throughout the season, be sure to follow these […]

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Festive Houseplants

Posted on December 13th, 2020

The holiday season is upon us. And now that we’ve decked the halls, it’s time for us to think about that special gift for that special someone in our lives. If you’re on the hunt for something extra unique, why not give the gift a beautiful houseplant? With the weather turning cloudy and gray, there’s nothing […]

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Holiday Decorating Made Easy

Posted on December 6th, 2020

Here at Van Wilgen’s, we want to make your holiday as easy and as stress-free as possible. Unlike other tree farms and garden centers, we offer a range of services to make your holiday worry-free so you can focus on enjoying the holiday!   Hands-on Tree Service We’ll help you cut, bail, and tie your […]

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Christmas Tree Varieties

Posted on December 3rd, 2020

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, what kind of Christmas tree is best for me? For many of us, putting up and decorating a Christmas tree is a staple part of the holiday season. Gathering with the family, pulling out boxes of handmade ornaments, and finding the perfect branch to put each one on is […]

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Winterberry: A Holiday Classic

Posted on November 29th, 2020

One of our absolute favorite plants to decorate with during the holidays is the classic Winterberry variety Ilex verticillata commonly known as ‘Winter Red’. This native variety produces plump, bright red berries that look great either placed by themselves in a vase or paired with cut greens in any winter display. When the weather and landscape turn grey, Winterberry is a […]

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Holiday Picture Time

Posted on November 28th, 2020

It’s that time of year here at the garden center when we peek through the holiday greens on the patio and spot families trudging through our tree fields, decked out in their Sunday best, bags of pre-wrapped gifts or other props in hand. Everyone’s in search of the perfect spot to take the annual family […]

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Caring for Your Christmas Tree

Posted on November 22nd, 2020

It’s that time of year again. During the hustle and bustle that accompanies the holiday season, we somehow manage to find the time to continue the time-honored tradition of selecting and decorating the perfect Christmas tree. But after we’ve found that perfect tree, what should you do next? How do we make sure that our […]

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The Season is Upon Us

Posted on November 15th, 2020

The holiday season is upon us! We’re excited to kick off our favorite holiday traditions from baking cookies to decorating for the season. For many of us, nothing says the holidays more than the fragrant smell of a fresh-cut tree. Whether you’re a fan of pre-cut trees or you prefer to cut your own, we’re […]

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T’was the Last Tip Before Christmas

Posted on December 22nd, 2019

T’WAS THE LAST TIP BEFORE CHRISTMAS, WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE,  SOME CREATURES WERE STIRRING (MAYBE A MOUSE?) THE FRUIT FLY TRAPS WERE SET BY THE FRUIT BOWL WITH CARE,  IN HOPES THAT THE FRUIT FLIES SOON WOULDN’T BE THERE. THE MOUSE BAIT WAS PLACED, JUST STRATEGICALLY SO,  TO ENSURE THE MICE NESTING ALL WOULD GO, […]

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