Archive for the "Tropicals & Citrus" Category

Citrus & Fig Tree Winter Care

Posted on October 18th, 2019

As the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about what we need to do to overwinter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer, most will need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. However, something we often get questions about is overwintering citrus and fig trees, […]

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Pool & Patio Oasis

Posted on June 10th, 2019

June is here, bring on the sun and fun! June is the time to get ready for all the summer parties or get-togethers with our family and friends. I love creating a little oasis on my patio at home, a place where I can sit back and relax with those that I love. This year […]

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Fig Tree Winter Care

Posted on October 25th, 2018

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. Now that covers most plants. But, there is one plant that over-winters […]

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Citrus winter care

Posted on October 19th, 2018

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees consistently. The proper way to handle the transition is to slowly inch […]

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Can You Overwinter Tropicals?

Posted on August 29th, 2018

Can you overwinter your tropicals? The answer is yes!! If you think about it, what do you have to lose? Here are a few of my Favorites. Hibiscus, palms, mandevillas, bougainvillea, elephant ears, and canna lilies. To get started let’s break them down into two different categories. The tree category will be your hibiscus, palms, […]

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Create your own Tropical Oasis

Posted on May 21st, 2018

June is right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to turn your home into a tropical oasis of your very own. As the weather starts warming up there’s nothing like sitting in your own backyard surrounded by tropical plants making memories to last a lifetime with your family. I always seem to […]

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Bringing in Your Plants for the Winter

Posted on October 26th, 2017

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HOUSEPLANTS (BRINGING PLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER) You invested good money and time into your summer plants.  You may have enjoyed tropical Hibiscus, sweet-smelling Gardenias, and luscious Lemons out on your deck or patio all summer long.  All of these plants love the summer heat and the more sun […]

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Fall is all around us

Posted on October 9th, 2017

As the days get shorter it is now time to start thinking about what we need to do to over-winter our plants. While your plants have enjoyed being outside this summer they need to come in before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees. The proper way to handle the transition is to slowly inch their […]

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How to care for your Yoder Hibiscus

Posted on April 28th, 2017

When springtime rolls around there’s nothing like the excitement we all feel here at Van Wilgens when our first tropical truck arrives from Florida. The tropical that gives us the most excitement by far is the Yoder Hibiscus rosa-sinensis {tradewind breeze series}. The Yoder has quickly become the hibiscus of choice, not only by us […]

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Lemons, Limes and Figs! Oh My!

Posted on April 21st, 2017

The wait is over! Our courtyard here at Van Wilgen’s is filled with Lemons, Limes, and Brown Turkey Figs. The amazing smell of citrus fills the room. Growing Your own citrus or figs can be a very rewarding experience. By just providing them with their basic needs you will be able to sit back and […]

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