Archive for the "Roses" Category

Rose Care 101

Posted on April 18th, 2022

Roses are synonymous with love and gardening! Rose enthusiasts are a discerning bunch –some gardeners go for conventional growing and some go the more organic route, but neither is right nor wrong. At Van Wilgen’s we want you to have beautiful roses and with a little TLC they are not as hard to maintain as […]

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Pruning Guide

Posted on April 11th, 2022

Pruning seems counter-intuitive to plant growth. Why would you snip off limbs or twigs? Well, targeted pruning can help with improving both the structure of a tree or shrub as well as the health, e.g., If branches, or woody stems, are rubbing against one another  or if there is the presence of dead branches/twigs. There […]

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Preparing Your Plants for Winter

Posted on October 31st, 2021

Winter is on the way, which means it’s time to prep your plants for snow, cold weather, and pesky winter critters. Lucky for you, protecting your plants takes just a few easy (we promise!) steps. Rose Care Some roses are more hardy than others. If you see a root graft at the base of the […]

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Is it too late to plant?

Posted on October 3rd, 2021

This time of year, we frequently have people wondering if it’s too late to plant. We’re happy to report that fall is a FANTASTIC time to plant! Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. Cool nighttime temperatures, moderate daytime temperatures, and warm soil temperatures create favorable conditions that allow for rapid root establishment. Combine […]

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Fall Gardening Basics

Posted on September 18th, 2021

We’re just a couple of days away from the official start of fall which has us looking forward to Autumn colors, decorating our front porches with pumpkins, cornstalks, and mums, and all of the fun fairs and activities that the new season has to offer. With everything going on, it can be easy to forget […]

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Summer Planting

Posted on June 27th, 2021

One of the many questions we usually start hearing this time of the year is “Can I still plant in the summer?” We understand why people may be nervous but the answer is an overwhelming YES! Our nursery yard is filled with beautiful specimens waiting to beautify your landscape. Here are a few easy tips […]

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Planting 101

Posted on May 17th, 2021

One of the questions we seem to get virtually year-round is “Is it okay to plant?”, and this time of year is no different. With the upcoming warm weather, many of you may be nervous to put new plants in the ground, but we promise, you can ABSOLUTELY plant! Still nervous? Here are six easy […]

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Rose Care 101

Posted on April 25th, 2021

Out in the yard, roses are starting to arrive and are ready for planting! We’ve been getting lots of questions from you all, asking about rose care, and we’re here to help! Roses often get a bad reputation as being tricky, but they’re often much simpler than you’d think. The most important thing with roses is […]

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Mulching 101

Posted on April 19th, 2021

We have all heard the phrase ‘April Showers bring May Flowers’ but it turns out there are few things we need to do to freshen up our gardens. April is the perfect time for spring clean-up! Start with simple raking and going for a clean slate in the garden. Prune any broken branches, and fix any […]

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Pruning 101

Posted on March 21st, 2021

Spring has officially sprung! As you start to spend more time outside, you’re bound to notice your plants waking up and pushing out fresh new growth for the season, which leaves many of us wondering, “should I be pruning that right now?” We’ve rounded up some of our most asked about plants to put to […]

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