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Lilacs: Sweetest Thing in the Garden

Posted on April 29th, 2019

When people think of lilacs, the first thing that comes to mind is the wonderfully fragrant flowers. Follow these three requirements to ensure your lilacs are the rock stars of your spring garden: Drainage / Soil Lilacs are found growing naturally on hills and edges of mountain woodlands, so they prefer fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral (pH of 7) to alkaline […]

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Spring Checklist

Posted on April 16th, 2019

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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BIRD FEEDING BASICS & the best houses!

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Each year as the cooler temps roll in I stock up on a few things for our feathered friends. I know it may seem somewhat dull but I really do enjoy watching the birds visit each morning. Year after year it seems I appreciate the calm natural beauty they bring to my yard more and […]

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Creative Containers

Posted on June 18th, 2018

The fourth of July is just around the corner. To me that means family time, barbecues and charming pots for your patio to WOW your 4th of July guests. Don’t be overwhelmed, we are here to help you create a special look for your front entrance or patio. Pick the perfect container. Pick the right […]

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Proven Winners Pollinator Kit

Posted on May 10th, 2018

All of us at Van Wilgen’s and Proven Winners know one thing for sure, a better garden starts with a better plant. Healthy plants with strong root systems are the hallmark of a PW plant,  and we know strong roots = strong plants. This week we will be showcasing Proven Winners plants in every part […]

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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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Grow

Posted on January 19th, 2018

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Plants for Winter Interest

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Have you ever thought about the beauty a plant can add to a snowy landscape? Here at Van Wilgen’s we have a variety of options if you are looking for a way to add color and interest  to your  winter landscape.  Our favorites all offer an unexpected plant feature for winter, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or […]

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Backyard Makeover Part III

Posted on November 1st, 2017

It’s been a busy season.  The summer has flown by and like many people I spent far less time in my garden than I would have liked.  Fortunately the fall weather has been fantastic for planting and I am still taking advantage of it! My second tree is finally in the ground and I think […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Posted on October 30th, 2017

Winter is Coming… and that is not just for all you Game of Thrones fans.  It is that time of year and veggie growing season is drawing to a close. Fortunately we do not have to prepare for The Night King or his army of White Walkers heading from the north but it is really […]

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