Archive for the "Trees & Shrubs" Category

Why are my pines turning yellow?

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” The answer is, thankfully, no. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer, and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. While this is most […]

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Design Bar is Open

Posted on September 28th, 2018

It’s no secret that we LOVE plants. Everyday at the garden center we make it our mission to share that feeling and our knowledge with you. Simply put, it’s rewarding for us to bring you the yard of your dreams. Sometimes a few screening trees bring you the privacy you are looking for in your […]

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FANTASTIC FALL FAVORITES

Posted on August 31st, 2018

It’s always a good day for the team when we can take a minute to talk about some of our favorite plants. Fall is a fantastic time to plant, and an even better time to admire the landscape. We put pen to paper and came up with a few of our favorite Autumn plants. If you […]

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Companion plants for hydrangeas

Posted on May 25th, 2018

There’s no doubt that hydrangeas can hold their own in the garden. With big colorful blooms and beautiful green foliage, summer’s favorite flower makes a bold statement in any garden. But, why not pair them with delicate foliage, bold flowers or subtle ornamental grasses for more variety? If you’re looking for ways to make your […]

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Living Fences make for Great Neighbors

Posted on April 30th, 2018

If you are like I am I love noticing the landscapes of houses and neighborhoods as I’m driving around town.  I like to see what people have done but not only give thought to the potential that many homes have for fresh landscape projects. This spring I see many neighbors are going to have landscape […]

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Small Space Trees

Posted on April 22nd, 2018

On any given day you can visit the garden center and overhear customers asking for ‘’dwarf” plants.  Usually when the term dwarf comes to mind we think of small shrubs and flowering plants.  Well surprisingly those aren’t the only dwarf plants we offer at the garden center.  We have a great selection of dwarf trees!  […]

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Van Wilgen’s Planting Guide

Posted on April 18th, 2018

How to plant has always been a frequently asked question at the garden center.  What do I do if my plant is in a pot…How do I plant a burlap tree?  Does the basket stay on or do I take it off.  These are all questions we will cover in this Planting Guide. Regardless of […]

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Got Mulch?

Posted on April 5th, 2018

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! Starting with simple raking and going for a clean slate in the garden, prune any broken branches, and […]

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Fall; To Prune or not to Prune?

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Winter is coming- not just for Game of Thrones, but for your garden too. And like many people at the first sign of cold, you’re off and ready to prepare for the worst of it- raking, mulching, composting, and of course, pruning, right? Well, hold on just a second.  While cutting back your perennials after […]

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WE LEARN NEW THINGS EVERY DAY

Posted on September 7th, 2017

IF ONLY TREES & SHRUBS COULD TALK TO US, WE COULD LEARN SO MUCH MORE! If only trees & shrubs could talk to us.  Oh the things they would tell us!  They could let us know when they need some water, when they have had too much to drink, if an insect or disease is […]

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