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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 you own, […]

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Putting Your Veggie Garden to Bed

Posted on October 23rd, 2020

It seems as though 2020 has been the year of the vegetable garden. We’ve spoken with so many new and existing gardeners who have gone all out this year, building and planting raised beds, planting in the ground, or pots, and growing virtually any and every vegetable with amazing results. So you’ve had a bountiful […]

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Fall Watering

Posted on October 14th, 2020

Well we all made it through another rainy spring and summer. Mother Nature was a huge help in keeping all of our plants wet with minimal hand watering.  With summer now winding down things are now showing signs of drying out. As we get into the fall planting season make sure that all your plants are properly watered […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 11th, 2020

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?” Thankfully, the answer is “no”. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer, and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. This is most apparent […]

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Is It Too Late To Plant?

Posted on October 10th, 2020

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 this […]

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Decorating with Pumpkins

Posted on September 15th, 2020

Oh my gourd, pumpkins are here! That means it’s time to get decorating for fall! To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to use pumpkins inside and out this season.   Traditional Carving Okay, we can’t have an article about decorating with pumpkins without mentioning pumpkin carving. Carving is […]

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Funky Pumpkins

Posted on September 7th, 2020

What is the number one must-have for fall decorating?  It’s the pumpkin of course!  It’s a mandatory staple for Halloween, but unique pumpkins are versatile when it comes to decorating, and they can take you all the way through the fall into Thanksgiving! Most of you are probably familiar with Howden pumpkins which are ideal […]

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Low-Light Houseplants

Posted on September 6th, 2020

Do you have that one room in your home where all of your houseplants wind up because all the others are too dark? Or have you been avoiding houseplants altogether due to poor natural light? For those dark rooms and homes we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite low-light houseplants that’ll thrive even if […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Out in the yard, roses are full of blooms and ready for planting! We’ve been getting lots of questions from you all, asking if it’s too late to plant, and we can assure you it’s not too late! The most important thing with roses is to plant them in full sun. Roses want to bake, […]

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5 Tips for Summer Veggies

Posted on June 28th, 2020

Nothing is healthier and more satisfying for your body than fresh-picked veggies from your own garden.  Growing your own vegetables is not only healthy for your body but great therapy for your mind.  I don’t know about you, but every time I harvest a fresh vegetable that I grew myself, I feel mentally and physically great! […]

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