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Pansies: Tiny But Tough

Posted on April 6th, 2020

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. Pansies are happiest between 45 and 65 degrees, but they can tolerate […]

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Nature’s Yellow Flag

Posted on April 6th, 2020

You’ve probably seen it: Nature’s Yellow Flag. When the yellow Forsythia bush blooms you’ve been given the best indicator that it’s time to get out and get working in the yard. The soil temperature is now warm enough that things are actively starting to grow. The blooming of the yellow forsythia can vary town to […]

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Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 23rd, 2020

Things are uncertain right now and your routine has likely been upended, but one thing that is consistent is the need to get outside and the importance of spring cleaning this time of year! That need is never more important than in your yard. This is the time to get some fresh air while you clean up, remove […]

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Pruning Advice

Posted on March 23rd, 2020

When things start to wake up in the spring, you know its time to start cutting back and pruning your plants. Hydrangeas are a tricky set and one we get asked about most often.Your panicle hydrangeas can be cut back as much as 50 percent right now, but your traditional hydrangeas should be left alone. Don’t prune them now […]

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Spring Checklist

Posted on February 17th, 2020

Spring is the busiest time in your garden, and it can be easy to miss some important tasks that you’ll kick yourself for later. But good news! This spring checklist is customized for you—gardening in the New England climate—and it’s what we follow to keep our own gardens in tip-top shape to enjoy for months to […]

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Top 5 Festive Houseplants

Posted on December 16th, 2019

Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re still on the prowl for plants to decorate with or give as gifts, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite festive houseplants just in time for this holiday season. •Stephanotis (Jasmine) – this is an outstanding plant any time of the season. It has beautiful white […]

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Giftcard Kits

Posted on December 9th, 2019

We know holiday gift shopping can be tiring. If time is tight, you might see gift cards as an attractive go-to option. But if you’re looking for something a little more meaningful, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a few pre-assembled gift card options for the gardener or plant lover in your life. Make shopping […]

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2019 Gift Ideas

Posted on December 9th, 2019

Each year we gather a few of our favorite things together in an effort to help you find your loved ones the perfect gift! This year our list includes: A unique custom basket for the person who loves to decorate for the holidays. A locally made, soy, wood-wick candle with pine needles to make any home smell […]

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Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Posted on December 2nd, 2019

Here at Van Wilgen’s we want to make your holiday as easy and 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 perfect tree to your car for […]

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The Season is Upon Us

Posted on November 18th, 2019

The season is upon us.  The time for families to find the perfect Christmas tree.  If you’re like me, memories of what seemed like endless searching at multiple tree farms springs to mind.  And of course, once the search ended, then the real work would begin, as we would hike over hills of trees and made […]

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